Abuakwa North MP stabbed to death

Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, has been stabbed to death at his residence at Shiashie in Accra.

It is not clear whether the New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator was killed by armed robbers or a hitman but police have begun investigation in earnest.

Greater Accra Region Police Commander COP George Dampare confirmed the killing of the MP to Joy News Tuesday morning.

Police have been collectng evidence and examining the MP’s body.

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JB Dankwa Adu, a grandson of the renowned NPP founding member JB Danquah, was born on July 2, 1965 and was married with two children.

He was deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs under the erstwhile Kufuor administration, and won Abuakwa North seat in the Eastern Region in the December 2012 elections after defeating the National Democratic Congress’ Victor Smith.

He was a 19-member Special Budget Committee chaired by the Majority Leader.

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The Committee considers the budget of Parliament and other constitutionally independent bodies, including, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), National Media Commission (NMC), the Electoral Commission (EC), and National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE)

In August 26 2010, his girlfriend, Narteley Nettey Yirenkyiwaa, a-24-year-old allegedly conspired with two men, Charles Antwi and Nana Yaw Ampong, to rob the MP at the lady’s East Legon apartment.