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The Late Joseph Boakye Danquah

The Accra High Court hearing the case involving the two alleged killers of J. B. Daquah Adu, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, in the Eastern Region on Tuesday discharged the two accused persons.

The court discharged Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso after the prosecution told the court that it had filed a Nolle Prosequi (NP) in respect of the case.

Ms Sefakor Batsa, a Senior State Attorney told the court that pursuant to section 54 of the criminal and other offences act, the Attorney General (AG) on May 29, entered a NP in respect of the matter.

Counsel for the accused persons, Mr Muniru Kasim said the AG has every prerogative to do that, so understandably he would not object to the filling of the NP.

The court presided over by Justice L. L Mensah, a Court of Appeal Judge sitting with additional responsibility then discharged the two based on both submissions.

At the last sitting, the court fixed May 30 to empanel the jury for the trial of the two alleged killers of the MP.

Initially, Tuesday, May 16, was fixed for the purpose but the prosecution prayed the court for adjournment, saying there was some new development that needed to be addressed.

Ms Batsa, prayed the court to adjourn the case for the prosecution to address some emerging issues, but the defence was not opposed to it.

On March 15, this year, the Accra Central District Court committed Asiedu, also known as, ‘Sexy Dondon’, and Bosso, also known as ‘Junior Agogo,’ to stand trial at the High Court.

Asiedu has been charged with murder, conspiracy to rob and robbery.

His accomplice, Bosso, was being held on a charge of conspiracy to rob.

At the District Court, Asiedu gave different accounts on how he was arrested by the police.

Asiedu’s accomplice, Bosso, admitted that he decided to embark on a robbery spree on February 8, 2016.

He said they went to East Legon together. However, they parted ways over a disagreement on which house they were to rob.

According to Bosso, Asiedu took a cutter and knife from him and he boarded a car and left the vicinity.

Mrs Yvonne Attakorah Obuobisa, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), told the District Court, presided by Mr Stephen Owusu, that Asiedu resided at Agbogbloshie and Bosso was his friend.

Mr Danquah, until his death, lived with his family in a one-storey building at Shiashie.

On February 8, 2016, at about 11:48pm the MP arrived home in his private car, driven by his driver, one Samuel Berkoe Sarkodie.

He retired to bed, but about 0100 hours, Asiedu who was allegedly armed with a catapult, a cutter and a sharp knife, entered the house of the legislator through the iron fence on the blind side of the security man, who was fast asleep.

The accused reportedly picked a ladder in the house and climbed to the porch of the top floor and entered the bedroom of the MP, where he stabbed Mr Danquah to death.

Source: GNA

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