Ghana’s parliament suspends sitting over legislator’s murder

A Ghanaian legislator was stabbed to death in his home in Accra Tuesday dawn, police confirmed here.

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Parliament house
Parliament house

Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, was killed by an unknown assailant at his residence.

Parliament house
Parliament house

According to the police, the 51-year-old MP died from multiple stab wounds.

Reports said the alleged assailant used a ladder to climb to the MP’s bedroom, struggled with him for a while, overpowered and stabbed him to death.

The Greater Accra Regional Police command has launched investigations into the incident.

The regional police Public Relations Officer, Afia Tenge, told the media that high-level police investigators were at the scene for crime scene reconstruction and gathering of forensic evidence.

Ghana’s parliament suspended its Tuesday sitting in memory of the murdered legislator.

Moving a motion for the suspension of sitting, Minority Leader Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said the House was not in a good mood to continue with work.

Meanwhile, the police have picked up five persons to assist in investigations into the killing of the lawmaker.
The five include a private security guard who was in the house on the day of the incident.

The body of the late MP is in the Police hospital morgue while the residence has been cordoned off by the police in the interim to allow a team of investigators to carry out their work effectively. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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