Former Ghanaian VP died because there was no ambulance to take him to hospital —Friend

Ghanaian traditional ruler, Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, on Monday gave a vivid description of how the nation’s ex-Number Two man, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, died.

Okyenhene revealed that there was no ambulance or any car to take Kwesi Amissah-Arthur to the hospital, and he was unceremoniously thrown into the back of a panel van and rushed to the hospital.

However, Amissah-Arthur died on Friday on the way to the hospital.

Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, a friend of the late VP who was also present at the Air Force gym where the incident occurred, said all those present, including the late VP’s wife, Matilda Amissah-Arthur, tried to resuscitate him to no avail, reports CitiNewsroom


“We gathered around him and pumped his heart as hard as we could; yelled out his name.

“His wife was calling on Jesus to save him. I just said, ‘Call the ambulance and let’s take him to the hospital.’

“Something dawned on me when we took him out, there was no ambulance, there was no car, we threw the former vice president in a pick-up, put him in the back and drove to 37 (Military Hospital),” the Okyenhene said.

Former Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, died on Friday morning at the age of 67.

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