The Minority Leader and Member of Parliament for Suame constituency, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has indicated that there had been previous attempts to kill Abuakwa North MP Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu.
The MP was murdered at his Shiashie residence on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, by persons yet to be identified by the police.
The Minority Leader said the deceased had had close shaves with death in the past.
He expressed his sympathies to the bereaved family and asked Ghanaians to pray for them.
The opposition NPP MP died of multiple stab wounds on Tuesday dawn.
Unknown assailants stormed his residence at Shiashie and killed the politician.
Reports say the hitmen gained access to the MP’s bedroom by climbing a ladder. After a brief struggle with the lawmaker, they managed to overpower him and inflict the stab wounds on him.
The 51-year-old MP was the grandson of Dr. J.B Danquah, who was christened the doyen of Ghanaian politics.
He served as deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affair winning the Abuakwa North seat in the Eastern Region in the December 2012 elections when he defeated the National Democratic Congress’ Victor Smith.
He was a chartered accountant. The Police have opened investigations into the murder.
The legislator was survived by a wife and two children.