Probe Okyenhene over Amissah-Arthur’s death – Kpessa-Whyte

Michael Kpessa-Whyte wants Okyenhene Osagyefuo Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin, Chief of Akyem Abuakwa traditional area investigated over the death of the late vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

The former Executive Director of the National Service Scheme expressed worry over the fact that the Ghana Police Service have not found the need to probe Okyenhene, an ardent follower of the ruling NPP when he was present at the scene where Amissa-Arthur collapsed.

“Elsewhere the man who claimed to be a witness to the sudden death of the former VEEP would have been invited by the police to assist with investigations particularly when this man is a family member of a vicious sitting president and a political opponent of the late VEEP,” he tweeted.

In his estimation, the death of the late vice president shouldn’t be treated as a “mere accident” but be keenly looked into to unravel the true cause of his death.

In an earlier report, Okyenhene is quoted as saying there was no ambulance to convey Mr Amissah-Arthur to the 37 Military Hospital – where he was pronounced dead.

Narrating the unfortunate news to the media, he said, “As it’s been for 14 years, any time I go there, I meet my friend and we’ll talk, shake hands … and then go to our different machines… I heard ‘bang’! Three women in the gym were screaming, I left my machine and went and there laid my friend trying to find some air to breathe.

“We gathered around him and pumped his heart as hard as we could, yelled out his name; his wife was calling out: ‘Jesus, save him!’ I just said: ‘call the ambulance, let’s take him to the hospital.’ There were about seven, eight of us, and something dawned on me. When we took him out, there was no ambulance, there was no car, so we threw the former vice-president in the back of a pick-up and drove off to 37.”

But Stan Dogbe, former presidential staffer had labeled the narration as a ‘coloured popularity seeking story’ questioning why the Chief did not send the late former Vice President to the hospital in his car.


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