J.B Danquah murderer appeals for food

Daniel AsieduDaniel Asiedu, accused of murdering the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, yesterday pleaded with an Accra district court, to allow his family bring him food, while in custody.

According to Asiedu, the police since December 30, have refused him food, which had compelled him to eat from other inmates.

The accused, made the statement when the court presided by Mr. Stephen Owusu, asked him to put forward any problem he wanted the court to address.

The prosecutor, Superintendent Francis Baah, who told the court, they were still waiting for the Attorney General’s advice on the matter, promised to ensure the accused’s problem was addressed.

Consequently, the court adjourned the case to January 31, and charged the prosecution to ensure Asiedu was given food while in custody.

Asiedu, on Wednesday December 15, requested for his seized phone, to enable him to communicate with his girlfriend.

He appealed to the presiding magistrate, Mr. Owusu, to help him to collect his phone, which was seized by the police, following his arrest, because he was unable to speak to his girlfriend.

This was after the presiding magistrate asked Asiedu how he was faring in custody.

Mr. Owusu said the demand could not be granted because the phone formed part of evidence being used by prosecution.

The court told Asiedu that his girlfriend or any relative of his could visit him periodically, and adjourned the case to December 28.
Asiedu has been charged with murder, while Vincent Bosso, the second accused, has been charged with abetment of crime.

 

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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