The Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South, Samuel Atta Akyea, has described the death of his colleague, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu as contract killing. According to him, the circumstances surrounding the Tuesday dawn killing points to the fact that it was executed by individuals with ill-intent.
Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu was stabbed to death at his residence at Shiashi where he lived with his family. Five persons including two women, and three men, have been arrested in connection with the murder of MP for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu. The five includes a private security guard who was in the house on the day of the incident. The others are said to be residents of the house, but the police did not give further details about their identity. Speaking after a visit to the residence of the late MP, Mr. Atta Akyea said, “It should be obvious to everybody that this is contract killing.
We trust that very soon, it will come to the fore as to who is responsible for this dastardly act of murder.” Mr. Atta Akyea also called for the security of MPs to be beefed up, describing the lack of security afforded MPs as embarrassing. “It is an embarrassment to even describe this issue because the MCEs and DCEs have security.
The judges of the superior court have security and the ministers too have security including deputy ministers; so we are end of the joke because we do not matter to government that’s why we are not provided with security.” He further expressed that hope that the circumstance surrounding the unfortunate death of Mr. Danquah-Adu would push government to provide better security to MPs. “Probably the death of this man will wake them up that indeed and in fact, if it’s not good at all we should have night and security policemen.”