MP’s killer wants to talk to girlfriend

Daniel Asiedu (1)Daniel Asiedu, accused in the murder of former Abuakwa North Member of Parliament (MP), Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, on Wednesday requested for his seized phone, to enable him to communicate with his girlfriend.

Asiedu, who made the request at an Accra District Court, urged the presiding magistrate, Mr. Stephen 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.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Francis Baah, prosecutor, informed the court that the docket on the case had been forwarded to the Attorney-General’s (A-G’s) Department for advice.

The court on November 29, ordered the prosecution in the case in which Asiedu and Vincent Bossu are accused of murdering the late MP, to furnish counsel for Asiedu with the medical report of an examination conducted on the accused when he was arrested.

 

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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