November 4, 2014


The Member of Parliament for the Nkwanta South Constituency, Gershon Kofi Bediako Gbediame, has expressed fears for his life following Monday’s gruesome killing of the Nkwanta South District Chief Executive (DCE).

The DCE, Peter Kojo Penyeso was shot at close range when he stepped out of his car at about 7.45pm Monday, by unknown assailants.

Security has been beefed up in the District while the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit of the Ghana Police Service has been deployed to area.

The Police Service has also launched immediate investigations into the incident.

Mr Gbediame expressed shock at the murder when he spoke to TV3 Monday evening, moments after the murder incident.

He added that there is no known cause behind the shooting of Penyenso and he may fall victim to the same perpetrators if he visits the town immediately.

He also indicated that the District has achieved some level of peace in the past few years.