‘No ambulance, we threw Amissah-Arthur in a pick-up’ – Okyenhene reveals

The Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II has given a detailed account of events leading to the demise of former vice president, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.

According to the revered paramount chief of Akyem Abuakwa, there was no ambulance to carry Mr Amissah-Arthur to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Mr Amissah-Arthur was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed at the Airforce Gym on Friday, 29 June 2018 during a routine workout.

In a video posted on Facebook, the Okyenhene is heard saying: “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 lay 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, we threw the former vice-president in the back of a pick-up and drove off to 37.

“At this moment, I went back to the gym and everybody had departed. The place was empty. I just went and got my towel and my phone, called my driver to take me home. I was waiting so anxiously on the phone to hear if somebody will call and say that he’s alright. The call came, and Boakye, the trainer in the gym said Osagyefo, he didn’t make it. The vice-president is dead.”

The Okyenhene has urged that the sudden death of the former Vice President, who was 67 years, should push everyone to make a sober reflection about their lives and their relationships with others.

It is, however, not clear the gathering at which the Okyenhene made the revelations.


Source: Joy News

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