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General News of Friday, 7 October 2016


Confusion over JB killer’s age

There is confusion over the actual age of Daniel Asiedu aka Sexy Don Don, one of the two persons being held over the murder of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region.

In the view of Augustines Obuor, lawyer for the two suspects – Daniel Asiedu, 19 and Vincent Booso aka Junior Agogo – the prosecution must release the results of the test conducted on Daniel.

He said the result was crucial to the case of the defence.

While he insists his client could be under 18, the prosecutor, Superintendent Francis Baah, insists that the accused is 19 years.

Obuor told the court presided over by Stephen Owusu, that he was aware the prosecution was keeping the result and that the court must order the police to release it.

The former state attorney believes if the result of the test gives the age of Daniel as 11 years then it means no crime had been committed.

“I know the police; it’s there. They need an order…I want you to order the prosecution to give us the medical report,” Mr Obuor said.

Quoting various sections of the Criminal Code and the Juvenile Act, Superintendent Baah said the prosecution had not erred in not giving the defence team the said result because it is in consonance with the law.

He said the information the lawyer was seeking would be handed over to the Attorney General and that not releasing it to the lawyer now was a pie meal approach to doing things.

Sitting continues on October 18.

Sexy Don Don has been slapped with the charge of murder while Vincent Booso faces the charge of abetment of crime instead of his earlier charge of conspiracy to murder.

In the case of Booso, the prosecution held that at about 1am on February 9, this year, at Shiashie, East Legon in Accra, abetted Daniel Asiedu to commit murder.

Daniel, according to the prosecution, on the same day and time intentionally and unlawfully caused the death of the MP.

Agoogo reportedly assisted Daniel Asiedu to enter the house of the deceased through the iron fence wall at the blind side of the security man who was fast asleep.

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