General News of Friday, 9 February 2018
An eyewitness who was on the VIP bus that collided with the Jeep in which popular songstress, Ebony Reigns was traveling leading to her death, has revealed that police officers who were detailed to the accident scene were very slow in their effort to save the victims.
The talented Dancehall and Afro pop musician died on the Sunyani-Kumasi road on Thursday, February 8, while returning from Accra after going to see her mother who had come into the country from abroad.
Ebony who would have turned 21 on February 16, was set to fly out of Ghana to the US on Friday, February 9 for a show but death denied her that move.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kasapa FM‘s Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman, the eyewitness, Frank Akwasi Kyei, stated that the policemen who arrived to save the victims only had one cutlass and a small axe and they spent about one hour before they could retrieve the already dead victims.
“We placed a distress call to the Police and Fire Service but they did not arrive on time. When the police arrived, they had a single cutlass and a small axe which they used in cutting the mangled vehicle to rescue the victims who had been badly injured. They spent more than one hour to retrieve a single soul.”
Ebony died together with a female friend and a uniformed Soldier.
She has recently dominated the music industry with songs such ‘Poison’, ‘Kupe’ and ‘I go date your father’. She had been tipped by many Ghanaians to win the 2017 artiste of the year when the Ghana Music Awards is held in March this year.