I went to steal, not to kill – Alleged MP killer

The man arrested for allegedly killing Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North constituency, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, has told investigators that he went to the MP’s house to steal, not to kill.

According to the charge sheet, the suspect, Daniel Asiedu, 19, said he had to defend himself when in the process of stealing, the MP woke up and held him, according to the charge sheet.

According to him, in the ensuing struggle with the MP, he pulled out his knife and stabbed him several times until he fell down.

The charge sheet reads:
“Daniel Asiedu went to the residence of JB Danquah at about 1:00am with “catapult, a cutter and a sharp knife…[went] through the iron fence at the blind side of the security man who was fast asleep.”

“The suspect picked a ladder in the house and climbed to the porch of the top floor and entered the bed room through the window whilst the deceased was sleeping. Suspect began to search the room but deceased woke up and held him. He stabbed deceased on the right chest above the breast. Deceased held the knife and shouted for help but no one came. The suspect pulled the knife thought the deceased hands creating a deep cut in his palm.

“Deceased who was bleeding profusely fell by his bed helpless and the suspect stabbed him again on the right chest below the breast. Suspect realizing that the deceased was alsmost dead left him and took away his two iphones and a tablet. Suspect managed to descend from the top to the back of the house and climbed one of the poly tanks in the house and jumped over the electric fence into the adjoining house and escaped.”

Asiedu was on Tuesday charged with and remanded by an Accra Magistrate Court.

Mr Danquah was stabbed last Tuesday by an unknown assailant (s) at his Shiashie residence in Accra, prompting the police to launch an investigation.

Suspected killer, Asiedu, was arrested after he attempted to unlock two phones he stole from the late MP’s residence, according to police sources.

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