‘Killers’ of J.B Danquah committed to stand trial

For the second time, the Accra Central District Court has committed Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso, the two men arrested in connection with the murder of a former MP for Abuakwa-North, Mr J.B Danquah – Adu, to stand trial at the High Court.

 

Mr Danquah-Adu was murdered in cold blood at his residence at Shiashie, a suburb of Accra, on February 8, 2016.

It is recalled that the Attorney – General and Minister of Justice entered nolle prosequi on May 29, 2017, to discontinue the trial of the duo.

 

The accused were accordingly discharged, rearrested and fresh charges preferred against them.

 

Conducting the committal, Ms Sefakor Batse, a Senior State Attorney, charged Asiedu and Bosso with conspiracy to commit robbery, while Asiedu was separately charged with murder and robbery.

 

She told the court that the state would call 11 witnesses and also rely on 29 exhibits to prove its case at the trial.

 

Presenting the facts of the case, Ms Batse said Asiedu and Bosso planned to go on a robbery spree, but due to a misunderstood, Bosso did not partake in the act.

 

According to her, Asiedu went to the MP’s house on February 9, 2016, around 1:00 a.m. and robbed him of his three mobile phones.

 

She said Asiedu stabbed Mr Danquah-Adu in the process leading to his death.

 

Ms Batse said that Asiedu gave two of the phones to a repairer to unlock but the repairer saw blood stains on the phone and reporter the matter to the police.

 

 

On January 15, 2019, Asiedu also known as Sexy Dondon staged a drama in court when he appealed to the state to  engage the services of International Criminal Court (ICC) lawyer to enable him to defend himself.

Daniel Asiedu also known as Sexy Dondon, told the Accra Central District Court presided over by Ms. Arit Nsemoh, that, getting a lawyer of international repute was crucial to his case.

However, his alleged accomplice, Vincent Bosso, a.k.a Junior Agogo, said he needed the service of any lawyer.

Asiedu has pleaded not guilty to murder, robbery, and conspiracy to commit robbery, while Bosso who was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery has also pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice (A-G), represented by Mrs. Sefakor Batsa,  a Senior State Attorney, was expected to conduct  committal proceedings against Asiedu and Bosso, but the magistrate adjourned the case to February 6, 2019, because the accused did not have legal representation.

In adjourning the case, Ms. Nsemoh told Asiedu that, there were competent lawyers in Ghana who could handle his case.

On December 18, 2018, the court adjourned the case to January 15, 2019, to enable the accused to get legal assistance, but they (accused) said they still had not found lawyers.

BY MALIK SULLEMANA

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