Second MP murder suspect appears before court

LawVincent Bosse, a phone repairer has appeared before an Accra District Court for allegedly assisting Daniel Asiedu, the alleged killer of Mr Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North in committing the crime.

Bosse aka Junior Agogo has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder; his plea was not taken.

The Court Presided over by Mr Stephen Owusu remanded Bosse to re-appear on May 18.

The Prosecuting Superintendent Francis Baah prayed the Court to remand the suspect Bosse pending further investigations.

Bosse is said to have conspired with Asiedu to steal at the late MP’s residence at Shiashie near East Legon on February 8, this year.

Bosse is said to have aided Asiedu the murder suspect in the case to climb the wall into the room of the late MP.

According to the Police, the accused assisted Asiedu by keeping vigilant at the entrance of the MP whilst Asiedu was inside the room.

Bosse however managed to sink out upon hearing of the approach of the police and later went into hiding when he had hint that Asiedu has been arrested.

The accused Bosse was without a lawyer.

According to Supt Baah the deceased, lived with his family in a one- storey building at Shiashie, while Asiedu, the first accused a school dropout, lived with his girlfriend at Agbogloshie in Accra.

On February 8, at about 1140 hours, the deceased went to his house with his driver Samuel Berko Sarkodie, he said.

The driver after dropping 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 picked up a ladder and entered the top floor of the house, where the deceased was sleeping, whilst the security man at post was also fast asleep.

The deceased realising 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 Mr Danquah-Adu then held the knife and shouted for help.

Supt Baah said the Mr Danquah –Adu, subsequently, sustained deep cuts in his hands and became unconscious.

While he 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 deceased, 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 Mr Danquah-Adu 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 emergency number but when the Police arrived, the MP had passed on and the body was 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, have been forwarded to the Police Forensic Laboratory for analysis.

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

Source: GNA

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