Danquah will be buried on the 16 of April 2016 at his hometown at Akyim Tafo in the Eastern Region. But this family and people from his hometown believe there seems to an attempt by the BNI to shield the true culprit.
It's been over two months since JB Danquah Adu was killed at his residence in Accra, but to the family of the late MP and constituents of Abuakwa North, it still feels like yesterday.
“I have cried this morning,” Adubea one of Danquah's sister said, “we cannot eat, we cannot sleep at night.”
When Pulse TV visited the family home of Danquah it looked deserted. A big banner which announced the death of the MP hung at the entrance of the house. A red and black cloth was wrapped around a pillar also in front of the house indicating that the family is in mourning.
Danquah was killed on the dawn of February 09 2016 at his Shiashie residence. According to the police the suspect had gone there to steal but ended up stabbing the victim several time after a struggle.
The case is still in court. But the family and constituents of Danquah feel the case is being manipulated to shield the true culprit.
Opanin Kwasi Frimpong is an elder brother to Danquah. He told Pulse TV the manner in which the case is being handled leaves much to be desired.
“The suspect initially said someone contracted him to kill JB , now the BNI is handling the case and it is in court. Anytime the suspect comes to court he tells different stories. Now he is saying he is mad but I don't believe he is mad.”
Frimpong said he believes there is an orchestrated attempt to hide the truth about the real killer. He said the suspect in custody has been told what to say so it would seem he is mad.
This view is not held by the family of the late MP alone. Some constituents who Pulse TV spoke to held the same view.
One woman said "we are still mourning, we use all our money to buy alcohol instead of putting it to proper use. The case would have been determined by now if the police was handling it. The BNI cannot be trusted.”
Another said “we are not convinced about the presentation of the issue in court. We don’t want to take the law into our own hands we they will do what is expected of them and justice will take its course”
Danquah will be buried on the 16 of April 2016 at his hometown at Akyim Tafo in the in Eastern Region. Frimpong is hoping that JB’s burial does not put the matter to rest.
“We want the security agencies to continue to pursue the case so we can know the truth,” he said.