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J.B. Danquah Adu murder trial... Docket forwarded to A-G’s dept

Daniel Asiedu (left) and Vincent Bosso

The police have forwarded the docket of the two men allegedly linked to the murder of a former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Mr J. B Danquah Adu, to the Attorney -General's Department (A-G) for advice.

Detective Inspector Simon Apiosornu, who held brief for the substantive prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Mr George Amegah, made this known to the Accra Central District Court today (Thursday).

“The A-G has given a firm assurance that they are working expeditiously on the case to enable the committal proceedings to commence,’’ he said.

In view of the development, the court presided over by Ms Arit Nsemoh, adjourned the case to August 31, 2017 awaiting the A-G’s advice

The two accused –Daniel Asiedu aka Sexy Don Don and Vincent Bosso aka Junior Agogo have been charged with murder and abetment of murder respectively.

Discharged and rearrested

After more than a year at the District Court, the trial of Asiedu and Bosso commenced at the Accra High Court on April 28, 2017.

On May 29, 2017, however, the Accra High Court, presided over by Mr Justice Lawrence L. Mensah, discharged Asiedu and Bosso A-G filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue with the prosecution.

The two were not set free but were immediately arrested by heavily armed policemen right after the court proceedings.

Two days after their discharge, the police levelled fresh charges against them and dragged them back to the Accra Central District Court.

Facts

The deceased MP lived with his family in a one-storey house at Shiashie, near East Legon, a suburb of Accra, while Asiedu and Bosso lived at Agbogbloshie, also in Accra.

 It is the case of the prosecution that at about 11:40 p.m. on February 8, 2016, the MP arrived home in his private car driven by his driver. The driver had handed over the ignition keys of the car to Mr Danquah-Adu and left for home, after which the MP retired to bed in a room located on the first floor of his house.

About 1 a.m. that same night, Asiedu and Bosso, armed with a catapult, a cutter and a sharp knife, went to the legislator’s house.

Bosso is said to have assisted Asiedu to enter the house by scaling the fence wall on the blind side of a security man who was fast asleep. On entering the house, Asiedu picked a ladder and climbed onto a porch on the top floor and entered the MP’s bedroom through a window while Mr Danquah-Adu was sleeping.

While Asiedu was searching the room, the MP woke up and held him. There ensued a struggle, during which Asiedu stabbed the MP in the right chest above the breast. The MP consequently held the knife and Asiedu pulled it through the MP’s hand, making a deep cut in his palm.

The legislator, who bled profusely, fell by his bed, after which Asiedu stabbed him several times on his right chest and neck.