The family of the late former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency, Joseph Kofi Boakye Danquah-Adu, is set to observe a “second” one-week celebration in Accra on Thursday, February 18, 2016.
A spokesperson for the late MP’s family, George Amoah, appealed to Ghanaians to remain calm.
He stated that the family is putting things together to give a befitting burial to the MP, which would be communicated to the public by Thursday.
Meanwhile, a family of the late former MP, NPP leaders in the Eastern Region and party sympathizers observed one-week celebrations at Akyem Tafo in the Abuakwa North Constituency of the Eastern Region.
The suspect, Daniel Asiedu, 19, who has allegedly confessed to committing the crime has been remanded into prison custody to reappear in court on March 1.
Daniel Asiedu went to the residence of J. B. Danquah-Adu at about 1:00 am with a “catapult, a cutter and a sharp knife… [Went] through the iron fence at the blind side of the security man who was fast asleep.”
The suspect picked a ladder in the house and climbed to the porch of the top floor and entered the bedroom through the window while the deceased was sleeping. The suspect began to search the room but the deceased woke up and held him. He stabbed the deceased on the right chest above the breast.
The deceased then held the knife and shouted for help but no one came. The suspect pulled the knife thought the deceased’s hands, creating a deep cut in his palm.
According to prosecutors, the deceased who was bleeding profusely fell by his bed helpless and the suspect stabbed him again on the right chest below the breast. When Daniel realised that the deceased was almost dead, he left him and took away his two iPhone and a tablet.
The suspect managed to descend from the top to the back of the house and climbed one of the poly tanks in the house and jumped over the electric fence into the adjoining house and escaped.