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Video: Families of the murdered Assembly Member received GHC 2000 from John Dramani Mahama

The Flagbearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has presented cash of GHC 2000 to the bereaved families of the murdered assembly member at Sogakope in the Volta Region.

The NDC flagbearer was accompanied on the visit by the Member of Parliament for the Sogakope South Tongu Constituency, Mr Kwabla Mensah Wayome, the Former Speaker of  Parliament, Hon. Doe Adjaho, the National Chairman of the NDC, Mr Ofosu Ampofo, the Deputy General Secretary of NDC, Mr Otukunor, and the NDC Volta regional chairman.

The late Assemblymember, Marcus Mawutor Azahli, a mobile money merchant in Sogakope, was shot and stabbed to death at his residence, while some unknown amount of money contained in a safe was stolen.

His wife sustained an injury from a knock on her head with a gun barrel and was stabbed on the shoulder, while their child was shot at.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has also offered an amount of GH¢25,000 cedis to anyone that will provide relevant information which will lead to the arrest of the killers of the Assemblymember.

However, The NDC flagbearer Mr John Dramani Mahama, at the weekend, also paid a visit to the bereaved family and presented cash of GHC2000 to support the funeral arrangement.

Mr Mahama expressing the party’s condolence to the family described the death of Mr Mawuto

as a great loss not only to the family but the party in General. According to him, the late Mawuto was a great member and contributed well to the success of the party.

Mr Mahama urged the security agencies in the area to double up their efforts, as they seek to bring the perpetrators to book. He said,  his party will continue to ensure that justice prevails when voted into power.

The MP for the area, Mr Kwabla Mensah Woyome also assures the families of the deceased that he will do all that he can to make sure that whoever is responsible for the death be brought to book.

Four persons have so far been arrested in connection with the murder of the deceased.

By: Isaac Otoo

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