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General News of Friday, 27 July 2018

Source: ghananewsagency.org

Alleged MP’s killer threatens to seek justice at ICC

One of the accused standing trial over the murder of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah-Adu on Thursday said he would seek justice at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Daniel Asideu aka Sexy Dondon who flared up after the judge had declined him the opportunity to talk said he has the right to talk.

The accused said some top members in society and a party knows about the death of the slain MP adding the deceased was used as a sacrifice.

“There is power within powers and if you think you can purchase power with money, you wait, you all know what is happening,” Asiedu lamented as he was handcuffed and whisked away.

Nana Obiri Boahen, lawyer who has been watching the brief had his share of accusations.

It took the intervention of some reporters and court officials to calm Nana Obiri Boahen down.

The trial judge Ms Aret Nsemoh told the accused “today I am not going to allow you to talk”.

Earlier the trial judge, Ms Nsemoh registered her displeasure over the long delays associated with the trial and questioned the prosecution as why the bill of indictment had kept that long.

Ms Nsemoh asked “How long will it take to prepare a bill of indictment”.

The trial judge said ”If you can treat a Member of Parliament (MP) this way what will befall a grandmother selling gari somewhere.

“If you can treat an MP like this what about me”.

Nana Obiri Boahen also expressed his frustrations over delays in commencing trial.

“For three years there had been several adjournments, the Police don’t want the whole world to know what is happening. The Police Administration is not serious about the issue,” he added.

He said he was going to meet the Inspector General of Police over the issue.

Prosecuting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) George Amegah informed the court that he would have to ask his superiors as when the bill of Indictment would be ready.

He therefore prayed for an adjournment. The matter has been adjourned to August 15.

On June 20th this year, Asiedu confessed before an Accra District Court that he was contracted to kill the legislator.

Asiedu is standing trial with Vincent Bosso, who had all the time denied knowledge of the crime.

J.B Danquah Adu was murdered in his house in 2016 at Shiashie, the two suspects, were subsequently arrested and charged with murder following the incident.

Their pleas have not been taken and they have been remanded into Prison custody.



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