Danquahs Death: Parliament Suspends Sitting


Parliament has suspended sitting in honour of the Member of Parliament who was murdered in cold blood during the wee hours of Tuesday.

The Abuakwa North legislator Joseph Boakye Danquah was stabbed to death at his Shiashi residence in Accra.

MPs are shattered and have revived the call for the state to provide them with security.

As a result of the suspension, the 1st Deputy Speaker Baton Odro announced that the vetting of the Minister of Interior-designate Prosper Bani has been called off “to observe the shocking death” of the MP.

Meanwhile, five persons including two women have been picked up in connection with the murder. Three of them are security detail at the MP’s house.

The unknown assailants used a ladder to enter the bedroom of the lawmaker to commit the heinous crime, the police preliminary investigations reveal.

The Greater Accra Regional Police Command said it has instituted investigation into the case.

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.

Source: Starrfmonline


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