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General News of Friday, 28 April 2017


J.B murder: Family opens petition book

Some family members of the late J.B Danquah-Adu Some family members of the late J.B Danquah-Adu

The family of the late J.B Danquah-Adu, the former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, has petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to launch fresh investigations into the circumstances leading to his death.

The family has also disclosed they will open a petition book to seek two million signatures across the country from Members of Parliament, Ministers of State, chiefs, politicians as well as any person who wants the president to conduct a fresh probe into the matter.

Mr Danquah-Adu was stabbed to death on 9 February 2016 in his home at Shiashie in Accra.

A suspect, Daniel Aseidu, is standing trial for the murder, but the family in a statement said the process of seeking justice had been slow.

“How then do we lose a public servant, so beloved, in such a manner, without the penalty for those responsible being swift and merciless?” the family quizzed.

To that end, the family has called on government and the police to apply more fervour in their pursuance of the truth, to bring the real culprits to justice.

“Government must make sure to set the precedent of intolerance for violent acts against citizens of the country and even more importantly for its own members. We must all make sure that this is a case which comes to a close and that the true perpetrators are brought to light with accuracy and immediacy, with the use of the truth, the facts and the evidence,” the statement said.

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