Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Joseph Boakye Danquah is dead. It was reported that Joseph was stabbed to death at his residence at Shiashie in Accra.
It has not been ascertained if he was murdered by assassins or by armed robbers however, the family of the late MP have been evacuated from the building to enable proper investigations by the police. The MP was murdered in the early hours of Tuesday, 9 February.
Joseph Boakye Danquah is a member of the opposition party New Patriotic Party (NPP). Reports have it that the culprits exited the house through the back door, and nobody knew when they broke in. Some said they had broken into his bedroom with the aid of a ladder, and had struggled with him for a while, after which they overpowered and stabbed him. The neighbors had called the police, when they heard the late Joseph struggling, but by the time police came, he was already dead. The body of the late Abuakwa North MP has been deposited in the morgue.
This incident has a familiar ring as the late MP had a similar attack in 2010 that only left him injured. The Abuakwa North MP was said to be attacked by assailants sent by his girlfriend whose motive was believed to be anger over his refusal to give her money. In 2013, Three people, with his then girlfriend Neteley Nettey Yirenkyiwaa were tried for the attempted murder on the late MP, and were convicted with fines.
Joseph Danquah who would have turned 51 on July 2 was a grandson of the renowned NPP founding member, JB Danquah. He was the Deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs under the former Kufuor administration. He had won Abuakwa North seat in the Eastern Region in the December 2012 elections after defeating the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Victor Smith.
Left to mourn him are his wife, and his two children. May his soul rest in peace.