Police reveal how the 2 arrested in connection with dead Mfantseman MP was carried out after the news broke.
Adepanews.com was the first to have broken the news about the death of the MP for Mfantseman Constituency in the Central Region, Hon Ekow Quansah Hayford.
Information gathered initially was that he was shot by armed robbers when he was returning from a campaign at Nkusukum Mankessim-Abeadze Duadze road on Friday 9th October 2020 around 1:00 am dawn.
The police after a successful investigation and arrest of those involved have revealed how they carried out the operation.
Chief Insp. Frimpong said at about 1:00 am, the team bumped onto a gang of armed robbers who blocked the road between Abeaze Dominase and Duadze robbing motorists of their monies and valuable.
He said the MP arrived with his campaign team onboard a Mutsibuishi pickup branded in NPP colours. The robbers immediately fired gunshots into the vehicle bursting the tires as the vehicle suddenly stopped after running into a ditch.
According to him, the robbers surrounded them and demanded for all their valuables while pointing a gun at Stephen Allan and asked whether he was the MP.
He told the court that, the MP himself owned up “so they pounced on him and collected his Samsung galaxy 850 mobile phone and demanded money. The late MP told the robbers that he had used up all his money as he was returning from campaign tour. He, therefore, pleaded with them to take him to his house to give them money but they refused and shot him, killing him instantly.”
He said “Police tracked the mobile phone of the deceased to Kumasi and arrested A2 at Aboabo in possession of the MP’s Samsung galaxy 850. A2 mentioned A1 as the person who sold the phone to him at GHc780. A2 led police to Akwatia line where A1 was also arrested.
Chief Inspector Frimpong said in the course of their investigations, the police traced the MP’s Samsung Galaxy 850 mobile phone to Kumasi Aboabo where they arrested Nasiru Fudailu who told police Alhassan Abubakar sold it to him at a cost of GH ¢ 750.
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Fudailu, he said, led police to Abubakar at Kumasi Akwatialine. Where he ( Abubakar) was also arrested who also mentioned one Mohammed currently (at large’s) name as the one who sold it to him at a cost of GH ¢ 650. The court presided over by Her Honour Evelyn Asamoah remanded them into police custody to reappear on October 30, 2020.