Court summons AG over delays in J.B. Danquah murder case

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A Magistrate Court in Accra has ordered the Attorney General to appear before it to explain the delay in the commencement of the committal process for the suspects accused of killing the Abuakwa North MP J.B. Danquah-Adu.

The Magistrate, Aret Nsomoah, gave the order after the representative of the AG handling the matter failed to appear in court for the third consecutive time to begin process of moving the case to the High Court for a full trial to begin.

The murder case involving two suspects, Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso, has recorded a number of setbacks since it began in September 2016.

The late J.B. Danquah-Adu was stabbed to death on February 9, 2016, at his Shiashie residence in Accra.

Daniel Asiedu, who was the prime suspect, was arrested two days after the incident.

One other person, Vincent Bosso, was also arrested later in connection with the killing.

The murder of the former MP shocked many and led to discussions concerning the security of legislators.

Daniel Asiedu and one other person, Vincent Bosso, have been charged with murder and abetment for the killing of the late MP.

Asiedu had earlier said that he went to the MP’s house to steal, but ended up killing him in self-defence.

He however withdrew these claims and stated that he had gone with the intention of killing the legislator.

Confession

Some months later, Daniel Asiedu confessed to the murder in open Court saying that he was contracted by some persons within the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to commit the offence.

The accused said after his arrest, those who contracted him, also approached him to rather accuse some National Democratic Congress (NDC) persons of being responsible for the crime.

According to him, those who hired him had promised to ensure his release if the NPP won power.

 

Source: CNR

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