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General News of Tuesday, 27 July 2021


Witness confirms Dampare’s involvement in the arrest of Abuakwa North MP’s ‘killer’

Newly-appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare Newly-appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare

Prosecution Witness in the case in which two persons are standing trial for the murder of the Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, J. B. Danqauh Adu, has confirmed the assistance of newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare, in the arrest of the prime suspect, Daniel Asiedu.

Kenneth Koranchie told an Accra High Court COP Dampare also hosted him and his brother in his house for three days when there was suspicion they could be attacked after assisting the police to arrest the accused.

During cross examination, Mr Koranchie insisted the reason he and his brother had to spend three days in the house of COP Dampare was that neighbors had seen them and some investigators searching for Daniel Asiedu after it was discovered that he was connected with the murder of the MP.

He said though Daniel Asiedu did not know from the beginning he was being chased, he suspected it because his wife kept asking why he, the witness, went searching for the accused with men who were not in uniform.

J. B. Danquah-Adu was murdered at his residence at Shiashie in Accra in the early hours of February 9, 2016.

It is the case of the prosecution that Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso planned to go on a robbery spree, but Bosso changed his mind and went home.

The prosecution said Asiedu went to Shiashie and picketed at the MP’s house to rob.

According to the prosecution, in the course of searching for the items to steal, Asiedu made some noise which woke the MP up.

The prosecution said a struggle ensued between the two, leading to Asiedu stabbing the MP in the neck and chest, killing him in the process.

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