Alleged killer of MP allegedly taunted in cells

Daniel Asiedu
Daniel Asiedu

Daniel Asiedu, one of the suspects in the murder of J.B Danquah, MP for Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region, has told a magistrate court of how he was being taunted by a Nigerian cellmate.

According to Aseidu aka Sexy Dondon, he has refused to fight this cellmate because he has surrendered his life to God and has turned a new leaf.

He said due to the development at the Legon Police cells, his investigator came for him and took him to Kotobabi Police cells.

Aseidu was responding to a question posed by the court on the prevailing situation at his cells.

In the case of Vincent Bosso, an accomplice of Asiedu, he told the court that he was alright at the cells.

When the case was called, Chief Inspector Isaac Agbemava, held brief of Superintendent Francis Baah, the prosecutor, who was out of the jurisdiction.

Chief Inspector Agbemava told the court that the Police was still waiting for the Attorney General’s advice.

Asiedu and Bosso are also being held for murder of the Late MP for Abuakwa North which occurred on February 9, at his Shaishie residence.

Bosso has been charged with abetment of crime to wit murder and together with Asiedu, their pleas were not been taken.

Defence Counsel for the accused persons, Mr Augustines Obuor, was not in court and the court presided over by Mr Worlanyo Kotoku adjourned the matter to August 19.

Due to the absence of defence counsel, the court did not give any direction over Asiedu’s expressed concerns.

The facts as presented by Mr Baah are that the deceased J.B Danquah-Adu was the MP for Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region who lived with his family in one storey building at Shiashie, East Legon.

The accused persons Asiedu and Vincent Bosso aka Junior Agogo lived at Agbgboloshie.

On February 8, this year, at about 2340hrs, the deceased came home in his private vehicle driven by his driver Samuel Berko Sarkodie.

Prosecution said the driver having brought his master home handed over the ignition keys to him and left for his residence at Kasoa whiles the deceased then retired to his bedroom upstairs.

He said at about 0100 hrs, Asiedu and Bosso, both armed, went to the house of the deceased and Asiedu after entering the house picked up a ladder and climbed to the porch of the top floor and entered the bedroom of the deceased through the window whiles the deceased was sleeping.

“Asiedu began to search the room and the deceased woke up and held him. Asiedu resisted and stabbed the deceased on the right chest above the breast. The deceased held the knife and Asiedu pulled the knife through the deceased hands creating a deep cut in his palm, “prosecution said.

Prosecution said the deceased who was bleeding profusely fell by his bed helpless and Asiedu stabbed him several times on the right chest and neck.

Realizing that the deceased was almost dead, Asiedu left him and took away his three iphones.

The prosecutor said the struggle that ensued between the deceased drew the attention of the security man who alerted other security men within the vicinity

Mr Baah said Bosso realising danger took to his heels leaving Asiedu behind.

Asiedu, however, managed to descend from deceased room to the back house, climbed one of the poly tanks in the house and jumped over the electric fence into the adjoining house and escaped.

He said the security man then called the police emergency line and informed them of the situation.

When the Police arrived the victim was already dead and his body was conveyed the Police Hospital mortuary.

On February 15, this year an autopsy was performed on the deceased body by a Pathologist from the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital who gave the cause of death as “” Exsanguination and multiple stab injuries on anterior and chest.”

Prosecution said Police investigations led to the arrest of accused persons who stated that their aim of going to the deceased house was to steal.

The prosecutor said Asiedu explained that deceased struggled with him when he entered the room and this compelled him to use the knife on him.

Source: GNA

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