The murdered Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman Constituency in the Central Region has been laid to rest.
Ekow Hayford Quansah was laid in state at the School Kessim (AstroTurf) park before his body was conveyed to the Mankessim cemetery for interment.
In attendance was the President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo, his Vice Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye and some MPs.
The late Mr. Quansah was 50 years and was survived by 3 children and his wife, Ophelia Hayford who is currently the NPP’s Parliamentary Candidate in the 2020 elections.
The MP was murdered on Friday, October 9, while returning from a campaign trip.
Ekow Quansah Hayford was shot on the Abeadze Dominase – Abeadze Duadzi – Mankessim Road at about 1:00 am by some six-armed highway robbers.
According to an eyewitness report, while the robbery was ongoing, the MP identified himself.
This allegedly infuriated the robbers who blamed him for the problems being faced by people in the country.
The Ghana Police Service have subsequently arrested some 8 people in connection with the murder.