‘Arrest JB Danquah’s widow now’


    The family of the late Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu is demanding the immediate arrest and interrogation of the widow of the Member of Parliament (MP).

    A brother of the late MP who was stabbed to death in his home at the Accra suburb of Shiashie said they are demanding the immediate arrest of Mrs Ivy Danquah-Adu whom they believe can offer more leads that would help unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the businessman and MP.

    “I am emphasizing that the wife (Ivy Danquah-Adu) should be arrested immediately…she would tell the actual truth behind the murder, the family knows that she knows something about the death…,” he said on Adom FM’s Midday News on Wednesday, 10th May, 2017.

    The Abuakwa North legislator was stabbed to death on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at his Shiashie residence in Accra.

    Two days after his murder, then Accra Regional Police Command, led by COP Dr George A. Dampare, led an operation to arrest a suspect who allegedly confessed to committing the crime.

    The prime suspect, Daniel Asiedu and another is currently facing trial before an Accra Magistrate court in the case that has been ongoing for over 9 months.

    An Accra High Court has set 16th May, 2017 for selection of jurors for the trial of Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bossu, the two accused of murdering the Abuakwa North MP.

    The suspects have denied murdering the late legislator.

    But the family insist that the wife must be arrested because she has information to offer the police which would lead to the speedy trial of the case.

    The family, Kwasi Frimpong said could not fathom why the wife who slept in the same house with the late met would claim that she does not know ‘anything about the murder’.

    “She lived with the late wife in the same house…is the wife claiming that she didn’t hear JB screaming for help when he was attacked and stabbed to death?,” he said.

    This and many more questions including the failure of the wife to attend the funeral of the late MP in his hometown, Akyem Tafo to mourn the late husband has led to a decision by the family not to allow her to perform the traditional rites which would lead to the family regarding as a widow of the late MP.

    “We didn’t allow the wife to perform the traditional widowhood rites because she never came here, Akyem Tafo, to mourn the late husband when he was laid in state. Therefore we don’t see the logic behind she coming to the one year celebration to demand that she be allowed to perform the traditional rites that would make her a widow,” he said.

    The ban, he stated has nothing to do with a possible fight over properties of the late MP as the wife and children are entitled to them.

    The police service, he said must also reconsider the invitation of former Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, ASP Dampare back into the case since he arrested the suspects.

    Akyem Tafo chief, Barima Ofori Acheampong is also collecting signatures to register the grief in the town over the murder of the prominent indigene of the town.