President John Dramani Mahama has joined Ghanaians to mourn with the family of the opposition Member of Parliament who was murdered in cold blood during the wee hours of Tuesday.
Joseph Boakye Danquah, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator for Abuakwa North, was stabbed to death at his East Legon residence. The police say they suspect foul play and have launched forensic investigations into the case.
Reports say the unknown assailants may have used a ladder to enter the MP’s room via his window to execute their plan.
Reacting to the news via Twitter, President Mahama said he received the report with “shock.”
Meanwhile, the NPP has described the “bloody murder” of its MP as “shocking.”
The acting national chairman of the main opposition NPP Freddie Blay said the party “is in a state of shock”, adding that the death “is an unfortunate situation.”
It has ordered all party flags at district, regional and national headquarters to fly at half-mast.
The Abuakwa North MP was the grandson of late J.B Danquah, a Ghanaian statesman, pan-Africanist, scholar and historian, who played a significant role in pre- and post-colonial Ghana.
Danquah, a chartered accountant, would have been 51 in July.
He was a deputy women and children’s affairs minister under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration.
Prior to becoming an MP, he was the Executive Director, Automotive Springs (Ghana) Limited, Accra.
He left behind a wife and two children.