The king of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area, Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin II, has revealed there was no ambulance to convey the ex-Vice-President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur to the 37 Military Hospital after he collapsed at the Airforce Gym on Friday, 29 June 2018 during one of his usual workout sessions.
The Okyenhene was also working out in the same gym as the two “friends” had done over the past 14 years, he said.
“As it’s been for 14 years, any time I go there [gym], I meet my friend[Amissah Arthur] and we’ll talk, shake hands … and then go to our different machines…”, he told an audience.
He continued that, as the two of them worked out separately, “… 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.
According to Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, the demise of the late Vice President’s death was not only a surprise to him but has taught him a life lesson that he would never forget.
In a video sighted by GHPAGE.com, the revered chief stated that; “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.”
He revealed he saw the late vice president struggling to breathe as the people around tried to resuscitate him. According to the Okyenhene, while others were trying to help the late vice president, he called for an ambulance because there was no ambulance at the gym.
“At this moment, I went back to the gym and everybody had departed. The place was empty.”
Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin continued that while the late vice president was sent to the hospital, he waited at the gym waiting for a good news from those that sent him to the hospital that Mr. Amissah-Arthur was responding to treatment.
“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 chief narrated.
He said the very moment he was told that the vice president was dead, he realized the limitation of man over his own life.
The Okyenhene in the video admonished the public to be humble and remember their creator while they have life in them and that it doesn’t matter one’s status in life, everyone will die one day and give account to his or her creator about the things he or she did on this earth.
Watch the video below;
The former vice president of Ghana, Mr. Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur collapsed at the Airforce Gym on Friday morning, June 29, 2018, during a workout session and was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital where he was pronounced dead.