President John Dramani Mahama has joined
Ghanaians to mourn with the family of the
opposition Member of Parliament who was
murdered in cold blood during the wee hours
of Tuesday.
Joseph Boakye Danquah, the New Patriotic
Party (NPP) legislator for Abuakwa North, was
stabbed to death at his East Legon residence.
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.
Reacting to the news via Twitter, President
Mahama said he received the report with
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
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
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
Prior to becoming an MP, he was the Executive
Director, Automotive Springs (Ghana) Limited,
He left behind a wife and two children.

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