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General News of Friday, 28 April 2017


Late JB family heads to ICC for assistance in seeking justice

The late Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu The late Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu

The Bretuo and Acheampong family of the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North constituency Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu has served notice it may be compelled to head to the International Criminal Court for assistant in seeking justice for the late MP should the state Prosecution fail to diligently prosecute the case to the satisfaction of the family.

The family has issued a three months ultimatum to see positive development on the prosecution of the case else the family will advise itself to find other options which may possibly include seeking international investigations into the murder case.

He said the family is sending petition across the country to get 2 million signatures for this course.

Addressing the media at the Family house of the late MP at Akyem Old Tafo in the Eastern region on Friday, Bretuohene Baffuor Odiatua Acheampong II, said the family is not happy with the current development of prosecution and seeming communication deficiency between Prosecution the (Police) and the family.

“The family last Tuesday, April 25, 2017 had the opportunity to present a petition to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House, Accra and it was received by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Hon. Abu Jinapo at his office.

In the said petition, the family is requesting the president to consider to reopen fresh investigations into the circumstances leading to the untimely death of Hon. J. B. Danquah-Adu. May his gentle soul forever rest in peace.

Besides the first petition sent to the President, we the family members are opening a petition book to take signatories of Members of Parliament, Ministers of State, Chiefs, various Political Members as well as any person(s) who want the president to open fresh investigations into the gruesome murder of our beloved son and former MP for Abuakwa North, late Hon. J. B. Danquah-Adu.

The family with the petition is seeking two million signatories across the country as a second form of petition to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,’ The Family said.

According to the family, the death of the MP is a great loss to the family and the entire Abuakwa North Constituency which cannot be replaced hence will do it possible best to seek justice for the soul of their departed royal.