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We need security – MP cries after colleague is killed

Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has called for increased protection for Members of Parliament (MPs) following the murder of the Abuakwa North MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, Joseph Boakye Danquah, was stabbed to death by unknown assailants, Tuesday dawn at his residence at Shiashie in Accra.

The Greater Accra Regional Police Command said it has began investigations into the case.

But Hon. Mensah Bonsu speaking on Accra based Okay fm Tuesday said even though he is not sure of the definite cause of the crime, it is important for the police to step up efforts to curtail such horrid occurences.

The legislator expressed worry that their work exposed them to danger from disgruntled opponents, constituents or even the public, and is therefore appealing to government to consider providing round the clock security for MPs and Ghanaians as a whole.

Mr. Mensah Bonsu has also charged the police to conduct thorough investigations into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book.

The Minority in Parliament is meanwhile organising itself to visit the late MPs residence and sympathise with the family.

Hon Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, a chartered accountant, would have been 51 in July.

He was a deputy women and children’s affairs minister in  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.


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