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How JB Danquah’s ‘killer’ was arrested

One of the key suspects in the murder of the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North has been identified as Daniel Asiedu, Starrfmonline.com can confirm.

Asiedu, who is currently in police custody, was rounded up on Thursday in an operation led by the Accra Regional Police Commander DCOP George Dampare when he went to Agbogbloshie in Accra to decode the phones of the late Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu.

According to highly placed police sources at the Accra Regional Police Command, one of the three phones which were taken for decoding had the picture of the late MP “as screen saver and that of former President John Kufuor as screen lock.”

“The repairer alerted the police and they picked Asiedu up,” the source confided in Starrfmonline.com.

According to sources, Asiedu is an ex-convict of the Ankaful Borstal Home for juveniles in the Central Region and was released from jail through the ‘Justice for All’ programme.

Danquah Adu was stabbed to death at his residence at Shiashi in Accra early Tuesday by unknown assailants.

Starrfmonline.com is being told that the suspect, who will be transferred to the Homicide Unit at the Police Headquarters for questioning, is assisting the law enforcement agency to track two other accomplices known as Avenger and Agogo Junior.

Preliminary investigations reveal that the assailants may have used a ladder to enter the MP’s room via his window to kill him.

The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described the “bloody murder” 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.

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