List of attacked political figures


Over the years, members of parliament have come under attack from armed men, with some of the MPs losing their lives in the process.

The Member of Parliament for the Akan Constituency in the Volta Region, Mr. Joseph Kwadwo Ofori, was in October 2013, attacked by armed men at his Tema Community 18 residence in early October.

His colleague, Albert Kan Dapaah, who was then the Chairman of the Parliament Accounts Committee, was also attacked in the same year.


Nkwanta South MP Gershon Gbediame, was on January 11, 2014, robbed of his two ipads, six mobile phones, Ghc5000 and $7,500 as well as jewellery. His assailants robbed him at gunpoint at his Lashibi residence near Tema.

Hon. Peter Kojo Kenyenso was also shot dead in November 2014 on Monday evening when he was returning from work.

In July 2015, Kwasi Agyemang Gyan-Tutu, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Tain in the Brong-Ahafo Region, was also attacked by some highway robbers at Nsawam in the Eastern Region last Friday.

The MPs have said they need police escort following these past armed attacks on their colleagues.

Some members of public and other security analysts have however kicked against the call for protection, describing it as selfish.


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