CID takes over MP’s murder case

Joseph Boakye Danquah house

The national Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has taken over the murder case involving the slain Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North.

Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu was stabbed to death at his residence at Shiashi in Accra early Tuesday by unknown assailants.

The Greater Accra Regional Police command has been in charge of the case, but is handing over all evidence gathered to the national CID.
Meanwhile, all the suspects, but one have been granted bail. The security man at the gate of the late MP is still being held for interrogation.

The police say they suspect foul play and have launched forensic investigations into the case.

Reports say the unknown assailants may have used a ladder to enter the MP’s room via his window to execute their plan.

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described the “bloody murder” as “shocking.”

The acting national chairman of the main opposition NPP Freddie Blay said the party “is in a state of shock”, adding that the death “is an unfortunate situation.”

It has ordered all party flags at district, regional and national headquarters to fly at half-mast.

The Abuakwa North MP was the grandson of late J.B Danquah, a Ghanaian statesman, pan-Africanist, scholar and historian, who played a significant role in pre- and post-colonial Ghana.

Danquah, a chartered accountant, would have been 51 in July.

He was a deputy women and children’s affairs minister under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration.

Prior to becoming an MP, he was the Executive Director, Automotive Springs (Ghana) Limited, Accra.

He left behind a wife and two children.

Source: Citifmonline