JB Danquah-Adu’s wife narrates how the head of the CID unit sexually harassed her


Ivy Heward-Mills, the wife of the late MP for Akim Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye (JB) Danquah-Adu, has narrated the frustrations she has had to go through in the hands of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service who are investigating the gruesome murder of her husband.

According to her, in her quest to get justice five years after her husband was murdered, some security personnel sought to take advantage of her.

Even more worrying is the sexual advances made on her by some investigators handling her husband’s case when she was summoned to the Police Headquarters on countless occasions.

“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!” Ivy Heward-Mills recounted in an emotional piece marking five years of the murder of her husband.

She continued: “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 is 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.”

Ivy Heward-Mills added that thirty-six months after JB’s murder, Ghana, the country her husband served as an MP, is still playing “Ludo” and “Oware” or perhaps “chacha” with the matter.

“Between then and now, I have been harassed and threatened by family, citizens and police alike. I have had jesters amongst his peers call me names and cast aspersions at me; perhaps out of fear of their own dark shadows! I have had de facto spokespersons, aided by media houses, slandering me. I have had his townsfolk attack my family and me,” her post reads further.


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