Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, was a Ghanaian chartered accountant and politician from a prominent political family. He was a member of the Parliament of Ghana for the New Patriotic Party between 2005 and 2009 for the Abuakwa North constituency, and once more from 2013 until his death.
On 9 February 2016, [exactly 3 year today], he was stabbed dead in the early hours of the morning at his residence by unknown assailants. Subsequently, the Police arrested a man for the murder.
The man, Daniel Asiedu, later confessed to killing the MP, in a struggle as he tried to rob him, and has since been charged with murder.
However, as family mark 3 years after his gruesome murder, President of IMANI African, Mr Franklin Cudjoe has recalled his last conversation [phone call] with the late MP.
According to him, the former Abuakwa North MP called on the phone to ask him whether he [Franklin Cudjoe] knows about the Prosperity Index of the Legatum Institute, and challenging him to conduct a survey of an index showing how a country and its regions are performing on the pillars of the institutions of prosperity.
Mr Cudjoe, “still pained”, is hoping the perpetrator of the bloody incident be found and brought to book.
Below his full write up: