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JB’s murder: Police to invite MP over cover-­up allegation

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Obuasi East, Edward Ennin is ‘hot’ over allegations that there are attempts to conceal the actual faces behind the gruesome murder of the late Abuakwa North MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu in February this year.

Hon. Edward Ennin speaking on Adom TV about a week ago alleged that he suspects official cover-up over the murder of the former Children Affairs Deputy Minister in the erstwhile Kufuor administration.

Edward Ennin claimed to have seen a CCTV footage of a neighbour of the late MP which reveals the identities of the assailants of the MP.

The MP further alleged that the key suspect, Daniel Asiedu a.k.a sexy, 19, who is standing trail for the murder of the late MP, gave an interesting statement and started mentioning names but the authorities quickly referred the case to the National Headquarters which he claimed will be the end of the case because the facts will change.

However, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Police Administration, Supt. Cephas Arthur has described the alleged statement by the legislator as unfortunate and uncalled for.

Speaking in an interview with Kwame Tutu on frontline on Rainbow Radio, Supt. Cephas Arthur said he was sad that a legislator could make such scandalous statements over a high profile case involving the murder of a colleague MP.

Supt. Cephas Arthur posited that, the MP [Hon. Edward Ennin] lack understanding of how the police administration operates.

“It is unfortunate for a lawmaker to make these allegations against the police administration. This shows clearly that, he does not understand how the police operate. This is murder and not an ordinary crime; this is not stealing or an assault; this is a murder case. Murder investigation is a matter of seriousness, so we do not put out information any how as the MP did.”

According to Supt. Cephas Arthur, comments by the MP in a way will incite the public against the police and their efforts in dealing with the case properly.

He revealed that the Police Service will invite the MP at the appropriate time to assist them with investigations if he [Hon. Edward Ennin] fails to come to the police with the information available to him.

According to Supt. Cephas Arthur, the MP should not have made the statements in the first place, but rather, should have alerted the police to aid them in their investigations.

“The police will take note of this issue and invite him at the appropriate time to assist with investigations if he fails to come to the police with the said information. We [police] have informed the general public to assist us with any vital information concerning the murder of the late MP. As a legislator, he should have known better than to make these unfortunate and unnecessary statements.”

Hon. Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu was stabbed to death at his Shiashie residence in Accra on February 9, 2016.



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