Ghana’s legislator stabbed to death at home
Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, has been stabbed to death at his residence at Shiashie in Accra.
It is not clear whether the New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator was killed by armed robbers or a hitman but police have begun investigations into the killing.
Greater Accra Region Police Commander, COP George Dampare, confirmed the killing of the MP to Joy News Tuesday February 9 morning. Joy News’ Derrick Ekow Sam has been to the late MP’s residence and reports family members have been grief-stricken by the murder of Mr. Danquah Adu. He said he has picked up information that the assailants went straight to the MP’s bedroom aided by a ladder and after struggling with him for a few minutes, they overpowered and stabbed him. JB Dankwa Adu, a grandson of the renowned NPP founding member Dr. J.B Danquah, was born on July 2, 1965. He is survived by a wife and two children. He was deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs under the erstwhile Kufuor administration, and won the Abuakwa North seat in the Eastern Region in the December 2012 elections after defeating the National Democratic Congress’ Victor Smith.
He was a member of the Special Budget Committee chaired by the Majority Leader. The Committee considers the budget of Parliament and other onstitutionally independent bodies, including, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), National Media Commission (NMC), the Electoral Commission (EC), and National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE).