Abuakwa North MP murder: Police arrest 5

The Greater Accra regional police command has arrested five people in connection with the murder of the Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North constituency in the early hours of Tuesday February 9, 2016.

According to the police, investigations are underway but the five people are currently suspects and would be helping in getting to the bottom of the incident.

Addressing the press a while ago, Greater Accra regional police Public Relations Officer, ASP Afia Tenge said “five persons comprising two female and three males have been arrested for interrogation. The police hereby wish to solicit the support of the general public to get to the bottom of this incident as soon as possible.

“We need them to volunteer credible information to the police to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the NPP lawmaker. Individuals with information can contact the police regional high command on the numbers 0242337477 and 0208166148. Any developments regarding this unfortunate incident that will not compromise police investigations will be shared with the public through the media.”

Several supporters of the New Patriotic Party and sympathizers of the party have thronged the East Legon residence of the late MP. The flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo Addo is also expected there.

Dr. Mahmudu Bawumia, Freddy Blay, Hackman Owusu Agyeman are amongst some of the top NPP members who have visited the residence. ASP Afia Tenge however added that the residence would be cordoned off to prevent contamination of evidence as investigations have commenced.

“As I speak to you now, a high team of police investigators comprising of crime scene analysts and homicide experts are presently at the scene for crime scene reconstruction and gathering of forensic evidence. For effective and efficient investigations, the residence of the deceased MP has been cordoned off” she added.

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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.

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana
Twitter: @NewsyMartin