Danquah’s death: I’m worried – Akufo-Addo

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer Akufo-Addo has said he is so “worried” after being informed about the death of the MP for Abuakwa North Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu.

Danquah was stabbed to death at his East Legon residence during the wee hours of Tuesday. The police say they suspect foul play and have launched forensic investigations into the case.

Reports say the unknown assailants may have used a ladder to enter the MP’s room via his window to execute their plan.

Touching on the incident, Akufo-Addo appealed to the police to intensify their effort in pursuing the assassins.

“I’m so worried. My condolences to the children and the wife,” the former Foreign Affairs Minister told Accra-based Kasapa FM.

“This is a tragedy and I’m hoping that the police will do a good job to find who is responsible and allow the law to take its course. It will be good for all of us if those responsible for this crime are caught.”

Meanwhile, the NPP has described the “bloody murder” of its MP as “shocking.”

The acting national chairman of the main opposition NPP Freddie Blay said the party “is in a state of shock”, adding that the death “is an unfortunate situation.”

It has ordered all party flags at district, regional and national headquarters to fly at half-mast.


The Abuakwa North MP was 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.

Danquah, a chartered accountant, would have been 51 in July.

He was a deputy women and children’s affairs minister under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration.

Prior to becoming an MP, he was the Executive Director, Automotive Springs (Ghana) Limited, Accra.

He left behind a wife and two children.

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