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Docket on MP’s alleged killer sent to AG’s office

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Daniel Asiedu
Daniel Asiedu

A duplicate docket on Daniel Asiedu, the alleged killer of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, has been forwarded to Attorney General’s office for advice.

Prosecuting, Superintendent of Police Francis Baah, told the Court presided over by Mr Stephen Owusu that the docket was sent to the AG last Thursday.

The Court, consequently, said with the case having been forwarded to the AG there was little the prosecution could do.

It said until the advice from the AG was received, the Prosecution would only be taking dates and entreated the media not to see the case to be delaying.

The matter has thus been adjourned to May 18.

When Asiedu was asked how he was faring in the custody of the Police, he said it was better than in the BNI custody, explaining that he could now interact with others in the cells and walk around.

Asiedu, who has been charged with murder, has confessed to killing the MP in cold blood at his residence at Shiashie, near East Legon on February 8, this year.

His plea has, however, been reserved.

Earlier, Supt Baah told the Court that the MP lived with his family in a one-storey building at Shiashie, while Asiedu, a school dropout, lived with his girlfriend at Agbogloshie, in Accra.

On the day of the incident, at about 2340 hours, the deceased went to his house with his driver Samuel Berko Sarkodie.

The driver after dropping off the deceased, handed over the car keys to him and left for his residence at Kasoa.

At about 0100 hours, however, Asiedu armed himself with a catapult, a sharp cutlass and a cutter, and on the blind side of the MP’s security man, entered the residence.

Asiedu, he said, picked up a ladder to climb up and entered the top floor of the house, where the deceased was sleeping, whilst the security man at post was also fast asleep.

The MP realising that there was an intruder, woke up from his sleep and held Asiedu.

The Prosecution said Asiedu stabbed the deceased above his breast on his left side but the deceased then held the knife and shouted for help.

Supt Baah said the deceased, subsequently, sustained deep cuts in his hands and became unconscious.

While the deceased was bleeding profusely, Asiedu stabbed him again below the breast on his right side and neck and left him to his fate.

Aseidu then took away two iphones and a tablet of the MP, and managed to descend from the top to the back of the house, climbed one of the polytanks in the house, skipped the electric fence of the house into an adjoining house and escaped.

The Prosecution said the security man in the house heard the shouts of the fatally injured MP for help and alerted other security men in the area for assistance but to no avail.

Supt Baah said some neighbours, however, got in touch with the Police’s emergency number but when the Police arrived, the MP had passed on.

His body was, therefore, sent to the Police Hospital.

The Prosecutor said investigations led to the arrest of the accused who confessed to the crime.

The exhibits retrieved from the accused, among other things, had been forwarded to the Police Forensic Laboratory for analysis, he said.

Supt Baah said the accused also sustained injuries on a left finger and the last finger on his right hand.

Source: GNA

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