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Psychiatric hospital declares alleged murderer of Danquah-Adu fit to stand trial

The Accra Psychiatric hospital has declared Daniel Asiedu, the alleged murderer of Mr. J. B. Danquah – Adu, the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa-North, fit to stand trial.

A psychiatric medical examination report presented by officials of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to the court, shows that the accused person is mentally well to stand trial.

Dr. Sammy Ohene, a consultant psychiatrist at the hospital, who presented the report to the court, indicated that the accused person was mentally fit.

The report indicated that four psychiatric examinations were conducted on Daniel and all these examinations did not show any sign of mental disorder.

The Court presided over by Justice George Buadi, ordered for the trial to commence, taking the plea of the accused person.

Daniel pleaded not guilty to three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and murder, while a second accused Vincent Bosso, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery.

The court is yet to empanel jury to help in the delivery of justice in the case.

Mr. Augustine Obour, the Counsel for Daniel, argued that he believed his client was not mentally sound to stand trial, hence the order from the court on April 14, 2019 for the conduct of a medical examination.

The case has been adjourned to July 11, 2019.

Source: GNA

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