Dr Nana Yaw Agyenim-Boateng, the Communications Director for the New Patriotic Party in Mfantseman has revealed that the driver of murdered MP, Ekow Quansah Hayford has died.
According to Dr Agyenim-Boateng who was in the company of the MP when the incident occurred, the driver identified only as Yusif died this afternoon from wounds he sustained during the attack on their team early this morning at about 1:00 am.
It is reported that at least 2 other cars had fallen victim to the attacks by the same highway robbers, however, only the MP and his driver were shot during the robbery.
“Every car at that particular joint [Apamkrom] was stopped, but only Hon. Ekow Quansah Hayford, received a gunshot and together with his driver, and Hon. Hayford died on the spot and his driver also passed on later around 3:30 pm this afternoon,” Dr Agyenim-Boateng recounted.
In his narration, he revealed that while approaching the junction where the incident occurred, Yusif, upon realizing that there was a robbery attack in progress, tried to reroute the Mitsubishi L300 they were in.
Unfortunately, the robbers caught onto it and fired at their car tyres deflating it in the process and bringing the Mustibushi L300 they were driving to a stop.
“So we were there when the armed robbers came there and the first shot was given to the driver and they just collected our phones and our money.”
The unmasked robbers apparently opened the driver’s door and shot him in both arms to serve as a deterrent to others who might try to escape.
In his narration, he revealed that the MP had tried to plead for the lives of those he was with and in the process, one of the robbers who noticed the branded vehicle asked if he was the MP for that constituency to which he affirmed, hoping that by saying so, the robbers would let them go.
The armed robber, however, shot him at the back of his neck blaming him and all other politicians for the hardships in the country.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh has placed a ¢20,000 bounty on the killers.
In a statement issued by the Public Relations Directorate of the Service and signed by Supt of Police Sheila Kesse Abayie-Buckman, the Service said the money will only be given for credible information that will lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.