Five persons arrested in MP’s murder

Five persons including two women, and three men, have been arrested in connection with the murder of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

The five include a private security guard who was in the house on the day of the incident. The others are all residents of the house but the police did not give further details about their identity.

The Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Afia Tenge, made this known at a news conference on Tuesday.

“Five persons comprising two female and three males have been arrested for interrogation. The police hereby wish to solicit the support of the general public to get to the bottom of this incident as soon as possible. We need them to volunteer credible information to the police to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the NPP lawmaker. Individuals with information can contact the police regional high command on the numbers 0242337477 and 0208166148. Any developments regarding this unfortunate incident that will not compromise police investigations will be shared with the public through the media.”

She also announced that the residence of the MP has been cordoned off in the interim to allow a team of investigators carry out their work effectively.

“As I speak to you now, a high team of police investigators comprising of crime scene analysts and homicide experts are presently at the scene for crime scene reconstruction and gathering of forensic evidence. For effective and efficient investigations, the residence of the deceased MP has been cordoned off.”

The MP was stabbed to death on Tuesday dawn at his residence at Shiashi where he lived with his family. The police, up until now cannot confirm if it was a robbery that went bad or an assassination.

Although the police are yet to give any details on the matter, some neighbors revealed that nothing was stolen from the house.

The Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, COP George Dampare, together with a team of police officers and investigators, have been to the scene to pick the necessary leads in their investigations.

Several bigwigs of the NPP, including acting Chairman Freddie Blay, have visited the house to get first hand information and also to commiserate with the bereaved family.