Four persons who are believed to have been involved in the murder of the former Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman Constituency, Ekow Quansah Hayford have each been sentenced to twenty years in prison for a separate robbery incident.
The robbery incident occurred weeks after the MP was deceased when he was returning home from a campaign trip in October 2020.
The police have indicated that the suspects would be arranged for court to stand trial for the murder of the former legislator.
According to Citi News in Accra, the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department, COP Ken Yeboah indicated that the police received information about a robbery incident that had occurred on the Jakobo-Obuasi highway on 11th May 2021. This was while the police were still investigating Hon. Ekow Hayford’s killing.
The patrol team arrested four of the robbers. One of them was shot dead, however.
The report further notes that the suspects confessed their involvements in the murder of the MP during investigations.
“They were charged with robbery based on the fact of the May 11, 2021 incident, that is the highway robbery on the Jakobo-Obuasi road. On 18th of June 2021, after the trial, they were convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment each,”
“All the convicts are to be arranged before court in respect of the robbery and murder of the late Ekow Quansah Hayford. It means that we are now going to charge them and try them for the murder of the MP,” the CID boss reportedly added.
The NPP legislator was replaced by his wife in Parliament following her victory in the December polls.