Family of the late Joseph Boakye Dankwa Adu former Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern region have petitioned President Akufo-Addo over the death of their kinsman.

In a statement issued in Accra Thursday, the family bemoaned the lackadaisical attitude of the police in investigating the case.

They are therefore calling on President Akufo-Addo to order the Inspector General of Police, David Asante Appeatu to re-launch fresh investigations into the murder of the late MP.

Below is the full statement

H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President of the Republic Of Ghana and Commander In Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces

Dear Sir,




The Acheampong family of Akyem Tafo in the Eastern Region write with a heart fill with affliction and torture to express our dissatisfaction about the investigations and subsequent arrest and prosecution of the killers of our son, brother, uncle, niece, breadwinner and our all, who until his murder was a Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency and a former Deputy Minister for Women and Children Affairs under the erstwhile Kuffour administration, Hon Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

Credible media reports and preliminary accounts by the prime suspect Daniel Asiedu immediately after his arrest suggest that, he was hired to kill J. B. Danquah-Adu, a man who held the center of our family and thousands of his constituents among others.

A Daily Guide News Paper publication reported that, the suspect Daniel Asiedu told the police he was contracted to kill your cousin J. B. Danquah-Adu for a prize of GHS 2,000, part of which he used to buy shoes.

Interestingly enough, his accounts at the police station changed shortly after he was sent to the BNI cell and subsequently to the court. He claim to have gone on a robbery expedition. We are not happy with the Ghana Police Service. To us as a nation, we have confidence in them but their action has put their integrity on the line.

Mr. President, It is worthwhile to note that a number of security analyst ruled out robbery as the motive for the murder and that everything points to a premeditated attack.

Meanwhile the suspect reportedly mentioned names of his accomplice and others who may have hired him to commit the crime during the preliminary stage of the investigations but later changed his statement in court.

We as also citizens of this country are disturbed that, a Member of Parliament, an astute international business mogul and industrialists who has contributed tremendously to the development of this country cannot get justice after a year of his murder on February 9, 2016 in a cold blood in his own house.

Mr. President, If the society we live in cannot protect it citizens or seek justice for such an honorable and astute business man who as a matter of fact is your cousin and his family fought with their blood to attain independence for our dear nation then what is the faith of the ordinary hawker on the street and millions of homeless Ghanaian citizens if they fall into such circumstances?

Just as the Ghanaian people want to know, tens of questions are lingering the minds of late J. B. Danquah-Adu’s family which includes you (Mr. President) requires immediate steps to unraveled the mystery behind his murder and arrest and prosecution of all those who have a hand in this.

We are by this petition calling on you to order a re-commissioning of investigations into the killing of JB Danquah-Adu and arrest all culprits involved in his murder.

Even though J. B cannot come back to life, we want to witness proper justice for him for as long as God is God otherwise J.B Danquah Adu’s blood shall forever remain a bad curse on the head of this nation to which every individual shall feel the pain that he felt at the hands of the Almighty God unless God is dead.

Mr. President, to us as family and citizens of our dear nation, Justice Delay they say is justice denied.

We sincerely anticipate a swift response and action about this petition in all humility.

May Hon. J. B. Danquah-Adu soul Rest in Peace.

Thank you.

N. Kwaku Solomon, Spokesperson
Acheampong Family, Akyem Tafo
(233) 244689508

Kofi Atta, Spokesperson
Acheampong Family
(233) 240649794

The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Dr. Bawumia

Her Ladyship Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood
Chief Justice
Republic of Ghana

Rt. Hon. Prof. Aron Mike Oquaye
Speaker of Parliament
Republic of Ghana, Accra

President Jerry John Rawlings
Former President of the Republic of Ghana

President John Agyekum Kufuor
Former President of the Republic of Ghana
Togbe Afede
President of the House of Chiefs

Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin
Okyehene\President, Eastern Regional House of Chiefs
Ofori Panin Fie, Akyem Kyebi

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Head of the Christian Council

The National Chief Imam

The National Chairman
New Patriotic Party (NPP)
Accra, Ghana

The National Chairman

The National Chairman

The National Chairman

The National Chairman

The National Chairman

The National Chairman

Dr. Kofi Akpalu
Mr. Odike
The Office of the UN Secretary General

All diplomatic missions in Ghana⁠⁠⁠⁠