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Tragic Accident on Tarkwa-Bogoso Road Claims Life of Catholic Priest

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 happened.

An official Catholic statement says Fr Samuel Ebuley Afful, Priest at Shama in the Western Region, is dead.

He lost his life in a fatal accident on the Tarkwa-Bogoso road on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

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 happened.

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The statement from 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.

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“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,” part of the statement said.

Below is the full statement:

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TO: THE CLERGY,

RELIGIOUS AND CHRIST FAITHFUL (In the Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi)

May the peace and love of the risen Lord be with you!

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 Kwamena 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.

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