Highway robbery: Ashanti Regional EC boss robbed at gunpoint

Highway robbery: Ashanti Regional EC boss robbed at gunpoint

- The EC boss in the Ashanti Region, Benjamin Bannor, has been robbed at gunpoint

- The incident happened on the Anwiankwanta-Obuasi highway

- The EC boss was attacked while returning to Kumasi from an official trip to the Western region

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With less than three months a to the much anticipated December 2020 general elections, a lot seems to be happening.

From highway robberies to assumed target killings most Ghanaians are living in fear.

News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that the Electoral Commissioner (EC) in the Ashanti Region, Benjamin Bannor, has been robbed at gunpoint on the Anwiankwanta-Obuasi highway.

Highway robbery: Ashanti Regional EC boss robbed at gunpoint

Highway robbery: Ashanti Regional EC boss robbed at gunpoint Source: netmag.pk
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According to a report filed by Pulse.com.gh, the EC was attacked while returning to Kumasi from an official trip to the Western region.

His personal belongings together with that of other occupants of the Nissan Patrol vehicle on which they were traveling were seized by the robbers.

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In other news, the Member of Parliament for the Mfantseman constituency, Ekow Quansah Hayford was shot dead.

A report suggests that he was shot on his return from a campaign trip on the Abeadze Dominase–Abeadze Duadzi–Mankessim road by unknown assailants.

The deceased MP filed his nomination for re-election on Thursday, October 8, 2020 and met with the Central Regional executives of the NPP before he set off on the campaign trip.

An eyewitness who happened to be a part of the MP's campaign team in an anonymous Facebook video narrated how the whole incident happened.

According to him, on their way back to the MP's residence after a hard days work campaigning, they realised that there were two trucks back in the road.

He noted that the speed at which they were driving had to be reduced because of how the trucks were parked.

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The attempt by the driver to drive through angered the armed men forcing them to fire shots at the driver's hands making him loose control of the vehicle.

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