Details are emerging over what is set to be a Pandora’s Box in the latest drama three years after the death of former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu.
This time around, Ivy Heward-Mills, wife of the deceased has taken to Social Media platform, Facebook to vent her anger on the slow pace of investigation and subsequent prosecution of the suspects.
As if that is not enough, the widow is pointing accusing fingers at some officers of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service for sexually harassing her during their investigations.
She stated that “three years ago today, my husband, JB Danquah Adu, MP; DIDN’T DIE. He was brutally assassinated in barbarous tudor fashion. Three years on, there’s neither a sign of justice for him, nor for my children and I.”
The late Boakye Danquah Adu fondly called JB was murdered at his residence at Shaishie East Legon, a suburb of Accra on February 9, 2016.
So far two persons, Daniel Asiedu aka Sexxy Don, Don and Vincent Bosso, aka Junior Agogo are before court over the alleged murder of the legislator.
A year into the hearing at the district Magistrate Court, the Attorney-General filed Nolle Prosequi to discontinue the matter only for the two to be rearrested at the court minutes after.
However, two years on, the two were convicted to the high court for trial over charges of murder and abetment respectively.
But in a Facebook post over the weekend, Ms Heward-Mills said in one of her meetings with officers of the CID at the Police Headquarters in Accra; an officer asked her if she wears waist beads, a question that was completely unrelated to the subject of the investigations.
She alleged that one of the top officers, a married man, who sat in that meeting once, called her on the phone and tried to convince her to marry him.
“I have been summoned to the Police HQ on countless occasions and subjected to what I would casually describe as “the act of scrubbing a fresh wound with Himalayan rock salt” and topped up with a million and one questions including, to my shock, a very gleeful “so madam do you wear waist beads?” in a meeting room populated by a men only CID team who perhaps thought it was their birthright to get familiar with what’s in every woman’s underwear!” she claimed.
“And if you think that’s inappropriate, try that Sunday morning when one of those men; a man at the helm of investigating my husband’s murder, thought it sensible to muster the sheer unadorned temerity, call me and tell me how beautiful / sexy he thinks I am and give me reasons why I must marry him; an already married man. Yes, he had the audacity… and this was the head of a certain significant unit at the CID… and I’m supposed to trust that they did a great job? May God forgive him,” her post said.
Ms. Heward-Mills lamented that three years after the murder of her husband, the police and security agencies in the country are yet to ensure the conviction of anyone in connection with the killing when someone had been convicted and jailed in the UK less than six months after the person assassinated British politician, Jo Cox.
36 months after JB’s murder, Ghana is still playing “Ludo” & “Oware” or perhaps “chacha” with the matter. Between then and now, I have been harassed and threatened by family, citizens & police alike, she wrote.
Meanwhile, the police say they are yet to receive official complaint from Ms. Heward-Mills. ACP David Eklu, said the police Service has also heard of the allegation on social media but is unable to take any action because of the absence of any identifiable complainant.
He told THE PUBLISHER in a telephone interaction yesterday that “This is a comment that is in the public domain, but she is the one who is alleging that she is being harassed by some of the investigators.”
The senior police officers continued: “I don’t know on what occasion she said it. So have you spoken to the lady to confirm that she made those allegations? We have also seen it in social media, so you have to find out from her if she has made a formal complaint or she is just letting out her sentiments.”
ACP Eklu stated “For now I have not received any official report, if see has also reported it, then it will be interesting for you to know who she reported the case to.”