Much more than enough water has passed under the metaphorical bridge in the decidedly ossified JB Danquah Murder Case to make the upcoming trial of the criminal suspects, set to commence on March 16, make any meaningful sense to those of us bereaved relatives of the extant New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Akyem-Abuakwa-North (See “I Don’t Like Female Jurors – JB ‘Killer’ Sexy Don Don Tells Court” Modernghana.com 2/20/21). It is not a simple open-and-shut “murder” case but a crystal-clear case of “assassination,” as some key operatives of the Mahama Jubilee House were directly implicated on February 9, 2015, or thereabouts, when the brutal bedroom slaying of Mr. Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu first made the banner news headlines.
So, it is the widespread and inextricably damning evidence of this veritable assassination plot and orchestration to which the global Ghanaian community ought to be squarely focused. At the time of its occurrence, it was Commissioner of Police (CoP) Dr. George Akuffo-Dampare, the most senior professionally trained forensic scientist and investigator in the country who was also named as Lead Investigator to the case. As I vividly recall, CoP Akuffo-Dampare was also the Greater-Accra Regional Commander of the Ghana Police Service (GPS). He would shortly, rudely and summarily yanked from this most high-profile case and curiously demoted to the post of Rector of the Winneba Police Officers’ Training Academy or Depot, in the Central Region. It was very obvious from the beginning that the then-Inspector-General of the Ghana Police Service, IGP John Kudalor, was under heavy pressure to cover up for the real mastermind of the JB Danquah Assassination.
The Danquah assassination was widely alleged to have been contracted and executed by a highly placed operative inside the John “European Airbus Payola” Dramani Mahama Jubilee House. As I vividly recall, the one most common and prominent name that kept popping up in the media, which was attributed to police investigative sources, was that of Mr. Stanislav X Dogbe, the journalist-mauling Mahama Communications Director, who was at the time widely alleged to have threatened the life of the brutally slain grandson of Dr. JB Danquah, the putative Doyen of Gold Coast and Modern Ghanaian Politics. Some versions of media reports and widespread rumors had it that Mr. Dogbe’s cellphone number had been found by police investigators on one of the two or three cellphones reportedly owned by the deceased.
And then, true to the characteristic game plan of the infamous bloody operatives of the National Democratic Congress, and in the wake of the abrupt and summary removal of Dr. Akuffo-Dampare from the Danquah-Adu Assassination Case, the entire reliably detailed pieces of the Danquah-Adu barbaric slaying began to rapidly and dramatically changed and literally disintegrate. That was precisely when the details of this unmistakable contract assassination of the Abuakwa-North’s NPP-MP began to take a totally unrecognizable and unreliable turn and twist. Yes, that was when this poppycockish narrative about Mr. Daniel Asiedu, the prime suspect in the Danquah-Adu bedroom-stabbing horror story, began to assume the patently frivolous line of Sexy Don Don, as Mr. Asiedu is popularly known, and an associate by the name of Bosso, having decided as a lark to go on an arm-robbery spree that fateful night, with “Comrade” Bosso suddenly having had a change of mind and promptly deciding to go home to literally hit the sack.
Sexy Don Don would shortly break into the sanctum of the bedroom of a fast-asleep Mr. Danquah-Adu, who would be rudely awoken to a jack-knife-wielding Mr. Asiedu and be violently and fatally cut down. When the Danquah-Adu Assassination Case resumes on March 16, this is what widespread media reports tell us is the sort of mendacious malarky that Ghanaians are apt to be regaled by the Justice Lydia Osei-Marfo-presided court. It would be a far cry from the detailed and reliable realities of what actually transpired on the night of the barbaric murder of the Akyem-Tafo native. I don’t know that this is the kind of judicial travesty that the overwhelming majority of Ghanaian seekers of justice have been waiting for and which those of us fighters of judicial justice have been anticipating.
Until the initial and most reliable details of the original truths surrounding the brutal slaying of the very successful Charted Accountant and the fast-rising star in Ghana’s political firmaments are meticulously and systematically revisited and stitched together in a picture-perfect delivery of real and true justice, I am not holding my breath. Scapegoating the Amedekas, Amartey-Kweis and, now, the Asiedus and the Bossos of our part of the universe does not cut it for me, I am deeply afraid to say.
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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD
English Department, SUNY-Nassau
Garden City, New York
February 20, 2021
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