The Ghana Police Service has revealed that three armed robbers who were arrested following a robbery incident in Obuasi in the Ashanti region have admitted taking part in the murder of the late Mfantseman MP, Ekow Quansah Hayford.
At a press conference held on Wednesday, COP Ken Yeboah said robbers have been tried and jailed 20 years each for the robbery incident.
According to the police the three robbers are yet to be arraigned and tried for the murder of the late Mfantseman MP.
COP Ken Yeboah noted that one of the armed robbers shot and killed while four are still on the run.
The 49-year-old MP was shot dead by unknown assailants while returning from a campaign tour on the Nkusukum Mankessim-Abeadze Duadze road in the Central Region at about 1am on Friday, October 9, 2020.
The Prosecution said the MP arrived with his campaign team on board a Mitsubishi pickup branded in NPP colours and the robbers immediately fired gunshots into the vehicle, bursting the tyres and the vehicle eventually stopped after running into a ditch.
The prosecution said the robbers surrounded them and demanded for all their valuables.
The robbers pointed a gun at Stephen Allan and asked whether he was the MP, he replied in the negative.
Prosecution said Mr. Hayford, the MP owned up so they pounced on him and collected his Samsung galaxy 850 mobile phone and demanded money.
The Prosecution said 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,” prosecution said.
According to prosecution, the Police tracked the mobile phone of the deceased to Kumasi and arrested Nash at Aboabo in possession of the deceased Samsung galaxy 850 where Nash mentioned Abubakar as the person who sold the phone to him at GH¢780.00.
Prosecution said Nash led the Police to Akwatia line where Abubakar was also arrested. Abubakar mentioned Mohammed as the one who sold the phone to him for GH¢680.00 and that Yahaya, Yakubu, Osumanu and Alhassan were all arrested in connection with the robbery and murder of the MP.