Parliament has suspended sitting in memory of the late Abuakwa North MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu who was stabbed to death Tuesday morning at his Accra home.
The Minority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu moved a motion for the suspension of sitting before noon expressing his condolences to the bereaved family.
“I believe the entire House is not in a good mood to do business today,” he said. The Suame MP told a quiet parliament that he was inundated with calls after 4:30am. Alarmed colleagues were seeking confirmation of the incident, he said.
“The long and short of it is that Hon. JB Danquah who only last week Thursday paid a glowing tribute to the memory of Dr. JB Danquah has had his life cut short by somebody,” he told Parliament.
Listen to audio of Minority leader moving motion for suspension of sitting.
Five persons including a private security guard and four others who live in the house, have so far been picked up by the Police for questioning. Earlier in the day, Parliament was thrown into an atmosphere of sadness over the death of their colleague. Several MPs who spoke to Citi News expressed shock at the incident. Workers of Parliament and MPs were seen standing in groups discussing the incident. Minority members of parliament were clad in black to mourn the loss of their colleague.