In light with the murder of the Abuakwa North MP, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo who is a Greater Accra Regional Minister, has suggested that MPs across the parliament should buy guns for protection. Speaking to Citi News, Nii Afotey said that MPs in Ghana needed to protect themselves as the dangers surrounding them in their line of duty is massive.
“If there is any MP who will not have the intention or even have the confidence or the knowledge of having a side arm, then it’s worrying. You should know that you have contested an election and some people lost because of you; and there are some who want to misbehave and you have to check them out,” he said .
He continued that some contenders who lose out because of the winners, might consequently become enemies to the winners and pose a threat to their security. Hence, the need to buy weapons for protection and getting them approved also is very necessary. However said it is important for the government to put into consideration, the approval or licensing of people in their likes to get guns for protection.
MP Joseph was stabbed to death at his residence in Shiashie, Accra on Tuesday by people whose identity are yet to be discovered. His body has been taken to the morgue while the family comes to terms with his demise and plan a proper funeral.
The neighbours said they heard struggles in the house and contacted the police but by the time they arrived, it was already late for the late Joseph Danquah as only his lifeless body was found. More so, the police have arrested five people; two men and three women, in connection with the murder. Although some of their identities were withheld by the police, one of them is the security guard who was in the house on the day of the incident.
About The Late MP JB Danquah
Late Joseph Boakye Danquah is the grandson of late J.B Danquah, a Ghanaian statesman, and New Patriotic Party (NPP) founding member. He was once a Deputy Minister for Women and Children Affairs. He was the Abuakwa North MP from 2000 until 2008 when he lost the seat to NPP’s Prof. Samuel Amoako. He returned to the seat in 2012 having defeated National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s Victor Smith in the elections.
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