This morning, Ghana woke up to the demise of the MP for Abuakwa North, Hon. Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu. Kuulpeeps have been following the developments from the incident and this is what we have gathered so far.
The MP arrived at his home at 12am and was attacked at 1am. His wife and kids, have different rooms so they were not attacked, neither did they see what happened. A ladder was later found on the window of the MP and we suspect that it was how the assailant(s) got into the house. NPP leaders, including acting Chairman Freddie Blay and Ursula Owus, have visited the house to get first hand information and also to grieve with the bereaved family. The Police have also gathered evidence from the house although they have been light-lipped.
Five persons, comprising two female and three males have been arrested for interrogation by the Police. The five include a private security guard who was in the house on the day of the incident. The others are all residents of the house but the police did not give further details about their identity.
Neighbors have said that they heard the struggle and later saw a man run out of the house. Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, has described the death as a contract killing. According to him, the circumstances surrounding the death points to the fact that it was executed by individuals with ill-intent.
In 2010, he survived similar attack where the assailants attacked him at his girlfriend’s house in East Legon. His girlfriend plotted the whole incident because the MP failed to give her money. The incident left him with a deep cut on the arm. The girlfriend was convicted on February 2013 with fines together with three other persons.