A Ghanaian opposition legislator has been stabbed to death by unknown assailants, the police has confirmed.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, Joseph Boakye Danquah, was stabbed Tuesday dawn at his residence at Shiashie in the capital, Accra.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Command said it has instituted investigation into the case.
The Abuakwa North MP was the grandson of late J.B Danquah, a Ghanaian statesman, pan-Africanist, scholar and historian, who played a significant role in pre- and post-colonial Ghana.
Danquah, a chartered accountant, would have been 51 in July.
He was a deputy women and children’s affairs minister under the John Agyekum Kufuor administration.
Prior to becoming an MP, he was the Executive Director, Automotive Springs (Ghana) Limited, Accra.
He left behind a wife and two children.