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Ghana: Suspected killer of opposition MP arrested

Ghana: Suspected killer of opposition MP arrested


The Police in Ghana have arrested a young man suspected to have killed an opposition Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North.

The suspect whose identity has not been disclosed is said to have confessed to killing the MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

He is said to be in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations in the capital Accra.

Although the circumstances of the arrest are not clear, some local media say the suspect, an ex-convict, was arrested upon a tip off.

Three mobile were reportedly retrieved from the suspect, two of which were said to belong to the deceased MP.

The Accra Regional Police Command arrested the suspect during an operation which began Wednesday night and ended at dawn on Thursday.

The arrest comes barely a day after the Police announced a GHc 10,000 cedis (approximately $ 2,511) bounty for information that could lead to the arrest of the alleged killers.

One local media website said it had information that “an order has been given for the arrest of some people whose names are yet to be known.”

Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, was murdered at dawn on Tuesday February 9 at his home at Shiashie in the capital Accra.

Police investigations showed he suffered two stab wounds, one to his rib, the other to his abdomen.

Five people including a security man, a driver and some others at the residence were picked up by the police to help with investigations.