Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo speaking to the media
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Kpone-Katamanso, Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, has advised his colleague parliamentarians to take their personal security serious so as to ward off any person who might intend to attack them.
He described the murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu – affectionately called JB – MP for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, as a big blow to him, conjecturing that the wrong MP rather died in that gruesome manner.
Mr. Afotey-Agbo, who is the Greater Accra Regional Minister, made the remarks after he had inaugurated the Regional Election Security Taskforce in Tema and returned to his residence at Shiashi in Accra yesterday.
Reflecting on the gruesome killing of Mr Boakye Danquah Adu, the minister recalled, “He was a very good man that is all I can say. He was not an evil person, diabolical and did not have any hidden agenda. The man was all the time laughing and we always embraced each other.
“When the news….when the headlines were given and I heard one MP had been shot dead, I was not so much touched until I heard that it was JB Danquah. I exclaimed, how?”
Nii Afotey-Agbo, head of the Security Council in the Greater Accra Region continued, “…if there is any MP who will not think of having a sidearm, you should know that you have contested an election which some people lost because of you; there are some who want to misbehave at a point whom you would like to deal with.”
From Vincent Kubi, Tema