BNI grills JB Danquah’s suspected killer
The man alleged to have killed the late Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, has been transferred to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).
Investigators are grilling him to establish whether he has other accomplices or that he attacked the MP merely to steal from him.
He was earlier in the custody of the Greater Accra Police Command after an operation led by the Accra Regional Police Commander COP George Akuffo Dampare smoked him out of his hideout.
Meanwhile JB Danquah’s security man who was arrested along with five others is still in police custody.
The five others have been granted bail, but it is unclear why the Police are still keeping the security guard.
Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu was stabbed on Tuesday dawn in his bedroom at his Shiashie residence in Accra.
A Member of Parliament on the minority side according to police sources was also instrumental in the arrest of the suspect.
The MP was killed by unknown assailants at his residence at Shiashi in Accra, where he lived with his family.
Some neighbours of the late MP have told Citi News they heard about a struggle between the MP and his attackers, which forced them out of their homes only to find out that he had been killed.
They claimed to have seen a ladder behind the late MP’s bedroom, which they suspect was used by the assailants to access his room where he was killed and left in a pool of blood.
According to them, they saw a man run out of the house but he could not use the main entrance because they had then called in the police who were stationed at the gate waiting to enter.
The late Joseph Boakye Danquah once served as a Deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs.
He was the Abuakwa North MP from 2000 until 2008, when he lost the seat to the NPP’s Prof. Samuel Amoako.
He returned in 2012 to win the seat. He left behind a wife and two children.
Joseph Boakye Danquah, a chartered Accountant by profession, is the grandson of late J.B Danquah, a Ghanaian statesman, pan-Africanist, scholar and historian, who played a significant role in pre- and post-colonial Ghana.
J.B Danquah escaped similar attack in 2010.
The late MP escaped a similar attack in 2010, although there are no facts to suggest that the incident of 2010 is connected to the current one. In that attack, the MP sustained a deep cut on his arm.
The assailants attacked him at a house at East Legon, believed to be his then girlfriend’s house. In February 2013, three persons who were prosecuted for allegedly causing harm to the late MP in that attack were convicted with fines.
In that case, the married MP’s girlfriend, was the one accused of plotting the attack on him over his refusal to give her money.