Judge fumes over delay in Boakye Danquah-Adu murder case

Daniel Asiedu

Daniel Asiedu

An Accra District Court judge has expressed disappointment at the delay by prosecution in the murder case of the late Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

The court presided by Mr. Ebenezer Kweku Ansah, expressed the disappointment after the prosecutor, prayed the court for adjournment, to await an advice from the Attorney General’s (AG) office.

The prosecutor, Superintendent (Supt), Francis Baah, told the court, that the delay was as a result of the strike by state attorneys, adding that they had  just resumed and were working on the bill of indictment.

The judge, however, rejected the excuse saying they should have taken advantage of the strike to organise themselves to produce the bill of indictment to begin the trial.

He threatened to summon the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), to appear before the court to answer questions as to the reason for the delay, adding that preparing an advice, should not have taken that long.

Mr. Ansah, said that he was not happy to see accused persons tossed up and down, due to the attitude of the prosecution.

Consequently, he adjourned the case to February 15, 2017, adding that he will issue some orders on the day.

Daniel Asiedu first appeared before the District Court on February 16, 2016, to face a charge of murder.

His accomplice, Vincent Bosso, was apprehended and charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the same case on May 10, 2016.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme    

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