Alleged MP killers’ case adjourned to May 16

A defence counsel for the two alleged killers of the late J. B. Danquah Adu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, has prayed an Accra High Court for a firm date so that jury would be empanelled and his address be taken by the court.

Mr Muneeru Kasim, who held brief for Mr Augustine Obuor, the substantive attorney, said they had received a hearing notice, and his instructions was that he should fix a date for empanelling of the jury and his address.

Ms Sefakor Batsa, a senior state attorney, said they were ready for the trial.

The court presided over by Mr Justice L.L. Mensah, a Court of Appeal Judge, sitting with additional responsibility, adjourned the matter to May 16, for the trial to commence.

Appearing for the first time before the High Court on April 28, it was noted that the state attorney assigned to the court had officially written to it indicating that state attorneys were undergoing a training programme as such could not be in court.

However, when the court asked the accused about their concerns, Asiedu told the court that he has not heard from his lawyer, Mr Augustine Obuor, and could also not get access to him.

In the case of Vincent Bosso, he still stood by the assertion that he was innocent and was only arrested by the police.
The court asked the accused to alert their lawyer of the new dimension in the matter so that they could appear in court.
On March 15, this year, the Accra Central District Court committed Daniel Asiedu, also known as,  Sexy Dondon, and Vincent 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, is being held on a charge of conspiracy to rob.

At the District Court, Asiedu, who has given seven different statements on different dates to Police, denied killing the late MP.
At the District Court Asiedu gave different accounts on how he was arrested by the police at
Asiedu’s accomplice, Bosso, admitted that he and Asiedu decided to embark on a robbery spree on February 8, 2016.
He said they all travelled to East Legon, however, they parted ways over a disagreement over which house they were to rob.

According to Bosso, Asiedu cutter and knife from him and he (Bosso) 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 resides at Agbogboloshie and Bosso is his friend.

She said the deceased Joseph Boakye Danqauh Adu was the MP for the Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region. – GNA

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