MP for Abuakwa North, JB Danquah Adu killed

MP for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu was stabbed to death at his residence at Shiashie in Greater Accra region


Police and politicians are at the scene of the killing, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday, February 9, at the MP's  Shiashie residence in Accra. reporter Albert Benefo Buabeng is at the scene, and reports a security man in the house said he did not see anyone enter the residence.

The man believed the killer(s) used a ladder to get into the house. He also said he called the police when he realised someone had unlawfully entered, and called out to  another security man at the house opposite.


The security person also said the killer(s) were in the room when the police arrived but did not know if they had fled.

The security man has been taken away by the police for further investigations.

Acting chairman for NPP Freddie Blay was at the house on Tuesday morning.

Speaking to reporters, he was visibly shaken stating the news was a “very big shock”.

He pointed out the  ladder to reporters, believed to be used to enter the house, as some windows at the house do not have burglar proofing.


“[It] doesn't appear to be even a robbery - nothing was taken from the house,” Blay said, adding there was a “bloody” knife or cutlass.

“It's a very unfortunate situation.”

NPP's Papa Owusu Ankomah said those responsible for the death will be caught.

"I have no doubt the police will apprehend the murder(s). There are footprints".

While fellow politician Yaw Osafo Marfo, also at the scene, said "what has happened is horrific. It is a total disaster; but let's leave it to the police".


Neighbours said they called the police when they heard a struggle.

Currently the police CID have taken over the house and a forensic team have been brought in to gather evidence.

The victim's family members have also been moved out of the house.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue.

JB Danquah would have turned 51 on 2nd of July this year. He is an accountant by profession.


He was  on the Special Budget committee in parliament as well as the Trade industry and tourism committee.

Some key NPP members including Gabby Asare Okyere Darko and some members of parliament are at the residence to empathise with the family of the deceased.

He is survived by a wife and two children. will keep updating this story as we find more information.


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