When Ghanaian dancehall singer Ebony Reigns visited her mum in a small suburban town of Sunyani, little did she know that was the last time she will see her mother.
The 20-year-old singer’s life was cut short by a road mishap on her way to Kumasi, Ghana. The accident occurred in the early hours of Friday, 9th February after the driver of the jeep she rode in attempted to evade a pile of sand on the highway between Nyamebekyere and Nsuta. Ebony was rushed to Bechem Government Hospital where she was treated before she died. The vehicle hit in incoming bus and summersulted leading to the deaths of Ebony, her girlfriend and a soldier accompanying the singer.
The death of the singer began to cause heated debates when it was gathered that the lady in her company was indeed her lesbian partner.
Her name is Frankie and is said to be Ebony’s girlfriend who returned from America recently. She is said to be open about her sexual lifestyle and dresses like a man.
More controversy has risen about the soldier who was also killed in the accident. He is said to be a Lance Corporal Atsu Vondee of the Ghanaian Air Force who took a sick leave only to illegally accompany the singer to her village. According to report, as punishment for his wrong doing, his body will be kept for 40 days in detention before it will be released to his family for burial. Also it is likely that his family will forfeit his death benefits following the circumstances arounding his death.
The driver of the jeep survived the crash and is recovering at a government hospital in Kumasi. He narrated the details of the accident to newsmen saying he only swerved avoid a hip of sand on the highway.
Ebony’s last moments with her family.
Ebony’s mother mourns the death of her daughter
Ebony rose to fame after the success of her 2015 hit Dancefloor. She dropped an album, Bonyfied, in December 2017 with songs like Hustle, Maame, Aseda, Kupe, Date Ur Fada and Sponsor.
Read Police Report of Accident That Killed Ghanaian Dancehall Singer Ebony
On 08/02/2018, at about 23:45 hours, suspect driver Chartey Oko Pinehad, aged 29, was driving Jeep No. AS497-16 from Sunyani to Accra with three occupants on board, whilst suspect driver Mohammed Abubakar aged 48 years, was also driving KIA Grad Bird [VIP] bus with registration No. GT 3232-17 from Accra to Sunyani with a set of passengers on board.
On reaching a section of the road between Nyamebekyere and Nsuta, there was a heap of sand in the lane of the Jeep which was being used for the road maintenance, and the driver in trying to avoid running into the sand, swerved onto the opposite lane and grazed the nearside portion of the bus and plunged into the railings at the edge of the road, killing the three other occupants identified as Francisca Nkansah Kuri aged 27 years, Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng [Ebony], and Lance Corporal Vondee Francis Atsu, aged 29 years.
The driver sustained injuries and was rushed to Bechem Government hospital for treatment. The occupants on board the bus escaped unhurt.
Bodies conveyed and deposited at Bechem government hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy. Accident vehicle impounded at the station. Suspect driver on enquiry bail.