Presidential staffer Stan Dogbe has stressed his hands are clean, contrary to media reports that he masterminded the murder of the Abuakwa North MP JB Danquah Adu.
Dogbe described the reports as “series of deliberately concocted stories” being relied on by “some political actors” to score cheap political points.
The opposition lawmaker was stabbed multiple times to death at his East Legon residence during the wee hours of Tuesday. The police has arrested a prime suspect Daniel Asiedu. Preliminary investigations reveal the assailants may have used a ladder to enter the MP’s room via his window to execute their plan.
Dogbe has served notice that he has “instructed” his lawyers “to request and review audio recordings, stories by some mainstream media houses and also the posts of persons on Facebook who have made similar claims against my person.”
“I cannot explain the deliberate silence of the Ghana Police Service in allowing what is a politically motivated and concocted story to fester throughout the day. But let me emphasize that:
“I have not been arrested by any security agency. I have not and have never been involved in any criminal act or with criminally-minded persons. I have not and have never offered anybody any inducement to commit any criminal act. I have never sent a threatening SMS or message to anybody involved in this matter and have no dealings whatsoever with any such persons. I have not been contacted by any security agency or officer in connection with any criminal act involving the murder of anybody,” the staffer said in a statement.
Dogbe added: “While I am aware of the disappointing political climate our opponents continue to build ahead of the elections, and while noting that my boss, the President of the Republic of Ghana, has himself suffered many of these deliberately concocted stories, I do also believe that the leadership of the opposition must sit up and focus on the alternatives that they can provide the people of Ghana as against the Life Changing and Transformative Agenda of HE John Dramani Mahama.
“These concocted stories and their image-denting actions- a sad and negative use of social media- will not in any way cow my colleagues and I. We are not ignorant of the attempt to undermine the trust that the Ghanaian people have in the Government of President John Dramani Mahama.”
Danquah served as a Deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs under the erstwhile Kufuor administration. He was the Abuakwa North MP from 2000 until 2008, when he lost the seat.
He however returned to win the seat in 2012. He left behind a wife and two children. Danquah, a chartered Accountant by profession, is 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.
He left behind a wife and two children.