The prime suspect in the murder of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, has been apprehended by the Accra Regional Police Command.
Security sources told The Ghanaian Times that the alleged killer was arrested at dawn yesterday, during an operation led by the Regional Commander, COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.
The suspect, according to the source, has confessed to killing the MP.
He was arrested with three phones, two of which were identified by the police as belonging to the murdered MP. The third phone has a password on it.
His arrest comes barely 24 hours after the Police Administration announced a GH¢10,000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest of the alleged killers.
That was after the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) took over investigations into the case from the Accra Regional Police Command.
It is recalled that the MP was murdered in cold blood at his residence at Shiashie, East Legon, in Accra, on Monday morning.
Five people were on Tuesday, arrested by the police in connection with the murder, while the driver of the late MP was also picked up on Wednesday, for questioning.
The suspects, including two females, whose identities have not been disclosed, are in the custody of the police assisting in investigations.
ASP Tenge, at a press conference on Tuesday, confirmed the death of the MP and the arrest of the suspects to journalists in Accra.
She said the police received a distress call at about 1:25am and proceeded to the scene where they found the MP lying in a pool of blood.
ASP Tenge said he was rushed to the Police Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival and the body was sent to the mortuary of the hospital for autopsy.
She said preliminary investigations revealed that the MP suffered multiple stab wounds from his attackers, which resulted in his death.
“A team of police investigators comprising crime scene analysts and homicide experts were at the scene of the crime to gather forensic evidence,” she stated.
ASP Tenge said to ensure efficient investigations, the deceased’s residence had been cordoned off, adding that investigations were still ongoing to arrest other perpetrators.
She appealed to the public to provide reliable information to the police to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the MP.
“The public or any individual with any credible information should contact the Regional Police Command on 0242337477 or 0208166148,” she added.
News Desk Report