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Murder of Mfantseman MP: IGP directed to deploy armed police guards to MPs

The Ministry of Interior has directed the Inspector General of Police(IGP) to immediately deploy 200 armed police personnel to serve as bodyguards to MPs.

The move follows incessant demands by the legislature for police protection in the wake of the murder of Mfantsiman MP Ekow Quansah Hayford.

Addressing the media following a committee of the whole sitting, Interior minister Ambrose Dery argued further deployments will be done to ensure safety of MPs even in their homes.

The Nandom MP however dispelled arguments the move will mean MPs are being given special treatment from the general populace.

Touching on the murder of the Mfantsiman MP Mr. Dery disclosed no arrests have been made yet.

Ekow Quansah Hayford was shot dead on Friday dawn by some unknown assailants on the Abeadze Dominase–Abeadze Duadzi–Mankessim road.

The lawmaker and some executives of the NPP were returning from a campaign trip when the incident occurred.

Already, the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye has led a parliamentary delegation to commiserate with the family of the late MP for Mfantseman.

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