A Ghanaian opposition legislator has been stabbed dead by unknown assailants, the police has confirmed.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, Joseph Boakye Danquah, was stabbed on Tuesday dawn at his residence at Shiashie in the capital, Accra.
Speaking to Joy news on Tuesday morning, the Greater Accra Regional Police Command said it has instituted investigation into the case.
The police also disclosed that this is not the first time the legislator is being attacked. He survived one of such when his girlfriend in august 2010 she brought some guys into his bedroom to attack him and made away with GHc1000. Unfortunately he could not make it this time.
The Abuakwa North MP is the grandson of late J.B Danquah, a Ghanaian statesman, pan-Africanist, scholar and historian, who played a significant role in pre- and post-colonial Ghana.
Danquah, a chartered accountant, would have been 51 in July.
He was a deputy women and children’s affairs minister under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration.
Prior to becoming an MP, he was the Executive Director, Automotive Springs (Ghana) Ltd and beat the NDC candidate -Victor Smith in the 2012 general elections.
He has served the country in different capacities and just yesterday he was on the floor of Parliament making his contributions.
He is said to be the father of Franklin Adu of citi fm popularly known in the media parlance as “we are running for our lives “.