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09 Oct 2020 | 08:16 PM UTC

Ghana: Suspected robbers kill MP in Abeadze Dominase (Central region) October 9

Ghana News Alert

Suspected robbers kill MP in Abeadze Dominase (Central region) on October 9; heightened security expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/10/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Accra). COUNTRY/REGION Abeadze Dominase (Central region), Central region

Event

Suspected robbers shot and killed the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman, Ekow Quansah Hayford of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and his driver in the Abeadze Dominase area of Central region on Friday, October 9. The assailants set up a roadblock on the Abeadze Dominase - Abeadze Duadzi - Mankessim Road and fired on their vehicle after the driver attempted to pass through the roadblock. The robbers shot Hayford after he disclosed that he was a Member of Parliament, reportedly blaming him and other politicians for perceived socio-economic issues in the country. 

The assailants remain at large and therefore a heightened security presence should be expected as police operations are likely to be ongoing. 

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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