Catholic priest dies in tragic accident on Tarkwa-Bogoso road

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A Catholic priest at Shama in the Western Region, Fr Samuel Ebuley Afful has died, an official statement has said.

Fr Ebuley Afful is said to have lost his life in a fatal accident that happened on the Tarkwa-Bogoso road on Tuesday (9 April ).

He was travelling in the company of Most Rev. Joseph Affrifa-Agyekum, Bishop of Koforidua, Very Rev. Fr. Francis Kobina Arthur, Very Rev. Fr. Albert Amakye, and Very Rev. Fr. Philip Tandoh en route to Enchi for an annual classmates’ reunion when the accident occured.

A statement issued by the Bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, Most Rev. John Baptist said Most Rev Affrifa-Agyekum and Very Rev Fr Arthur who sustained various degrees of injuries have been discharged from Bogoso Government Hospital following initial treatment.

“With a heavy heart, I announce to you the demise of our brother and priest, Very Rev. Samuel Ebuley Afful. Fr Ebuley Afful died shortly after a fatal accident, which occurred yesterday on the Tarkwa-Bogoso road.

“Father was traveling with four other classmates to Enchi for their annual classmates’ reunion. These are Most Rev. Joseph Affrifa-Agyekum, Bishop of Koforidua, Very Rev. Fr Francis Kobina Arthur, Very Rev Fr Albert Amakye and Very Rev. Fr. Philip Tandoh. These sustained various degrees of injuries.”

“Most Rev. Affrifa-Agyekum and Very Rev. Fr. Arthur have been discharged from Bogoso Government Hospital but will do further check-ups. Very Rev Fr Tandoh, Very Rev Fr Amakye and the Bishop’s driver have been transferred to Tarkwa Municipal Hospital for further treatment,” the statement said.

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