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Trial of suspected killers of J. B.Danquah Adu adjourned to May 5

The trial at the Accra High Court of the two suspected killers of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, J. B. Danquah Adu ,has been adjourned to May 5.

The Court presided over by Justice Lawrence L. Mensah said the trial could not proceed because State Attourney, Sefakor Batsa prayed for an adjournment to May 5 to enable her attend a training programme.

In a brief proceeding before the adjournment, the Court directed the two suspects to inform their lawyer of the development.

The suspects however told the court the last time they heard from the lawyer, Augustine Obuor, was before the committal proceedings at the District Court and they also had no access to relations.

The case investigator was tasked to assist the accused persons get in touch with their relations.

One of the suspects, Vincent Bosso, vehemently pleaded his innocence, but the court made it clear he will be given the change to defend himself when the trial resumes.

On March 15, this year an Accra Central District Court committed Daniel Asiedu aka sexy Dondon and Vincent Bosso aka Junior Agogo to stand trial at the High Court.

This was after they were served with the bill of indictment and summary of evidence.

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 had given seven different statements on different dates to Police denied killing the late MP.

At the District Court Asiedu gave different account on how he was picked up by the Police at Agbogboloshie. The court said it was committing Aisedu to trial due to the inconsistencies his statement.

Asiedu’s accomplice, Bosso who intermittently wiped off tears, however admitted that he and Asiedu decided to embark on a robbery spree on February 8, 2016. He continued they travelled to East Legon, but parted ways parted ways over a disagreement on which house to rob.

According to Bosso, Asiedu took away from him some implements a metal cutter, knife and then left the vicinity.

THE CASE

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Yvonne Attakorah Obuobisa, reading the facts of the case to District Court presided over by Stephen Owusu said reside at Agbogboloshie and Bosso was his friend.

According to the DPP, Aseidu had been talking to Bosso about robbery expedition. At about 11:30pm on February 8, last year, the two armed themselves with various implements such as a screw driver, a cutter, and knife and left Agbogboloshie to East Legon on the robbery spree.

The accused persons, the DPP said walked around to see which house they were going to rob and eventually selected the house of the deceased. Bosso did not agree to that and this resulted in a misunderstanding.

The misunderstanding was so sharp that Aseidu asked him (Bosso) to hand over all the tools and they parted ways. According to the DPP, Aseidu entered the house of the deceased and noticed that there was light in the MP’s bedroom upstairs, and he could not enter the room through the window easily.

The DPP said Aseidu found a ladder with which he climbed onto the porch and entered through the window.

Meanwhile, around that time 11:40 pm, the deceased arrived in his house and went to bed. Asiedu on seeing lights on the deceased room entered and began to search the room. In the process, the MP woke up and attempted to stop Aseidu.

The DPP said Asiedu who had a knife stabbed the deceased several times in the neck and chest. The MP bled and collapsed.

Mrs. Obuobisa explained that Asiedu sustained various cuts to the palm and chest in the stabbing process. Asiedu took away three mobile phones and escaped through the adjourning house.

The DPP said a security man in the deceased house later found the ladder on the wall to the deceased room. He raised an alarm, entered the room with other occupants and found the deceased in a pool of blood.

According to the DPP, autopsy report indicated that the MP died of excessive bleeding. When Asiedu returned to Agbogbloshie, he requested for some warm water to dress his wounds and took the deceased phones for unlocking.

Whiles unlocking, the DPP said a witness saw blood stains on the suspect and was alarmed. The witness alerted the police after seeing the photos of the MP, then being reported killed by the media on the phones Asiedu had.

She said the finger prints lifted at the crime scene were identical to Asiedu’s and DNA analysis conducted indicated the bloodstains on Asiedu marched that of the deceased.

Prosecution has tendered the post mortem report of the MP, Forensic DNA Report, Blood stained T-shirt of Asiedu, a Knife used by Aseidu, the three phones of the deceased.

Asiedu’s pair of slippers which he left at the crime scene, his prison records, radiology report determining his age, and his medical report have also been tendered.

The Court has ordered that the accused persons be remanded into prison custody.

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