By Joyce Danso, GNA
Accra Feb. 7, GNA - Daniel Asiedu aka Sexy dondon has admitted killing the former J.B Danquah Adu, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North at his residence in the year 2016 at Shiashie near East Legon.
“It is true that I went to the house of the MP to kill him. I however have not heard or seen the people I planned with. During our planning I was informed that my arrest would be part of the things I would go through.
I was also told that there was a lot of money at the deceased house but I should not touch any. I don’t know Vincent Bossu, my alleged accomplice and he was not among those that I planned with.”
Asiedu made the confession when a District Court in Accra presided over by Ms. Aret Nsemoh committed him and Bossu aka Junior Agogo to stand trial for the murder of the late MP at an Accra High Court on March 11.
Asiedu and Bossu have been jointly charged with conspiracy to commit crime to wit robbery.
Asiedu is facing additional charge of robbery and murder. The court did not take their pleas and remanded them to stand trial at the High Court.
Continuing with his confessions, Asiedu told the Court that he was now a changed man and he has accepted Jesus Christ as his saviour and pleaded with the late MP ‘s family to forgive him.
Asiedu said “I still need the assistance from an International Criminal Court (ICC) lawyer so that all the truth would come out. In fact, those who assisted me to execute the murder are members of the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress.”
According to him it was difficult to enter the house of the slain MP so he and the others whom he failed to mention went to the house in a vehicle.
In the case of Bossu, he told the court that he had nothing to say.
The Court told Asiedu that it was unable to provide him with a Lawyer from the ICC adding that according to the legal profession Act she could only help him with lawyers called to the bar in Ghana.
Mr Muniru Kasim who represented Asiedu and Bossu said from the facts presented by the prosecution it would very difficult to sustain charges against Bossu.
According to Mr Kasim, Bossu was nowhere near scene and he did not know who was robbed and which house the incident took place.
Defence counsel said from the fact, Bossu boarded a vehicle back home so did not know anything about the robbery.
Mr Kasim however reserved his address on Asiedu.
Prosecution led by Mrs Sefakor Batse, Senior State Attorney said they intend calling 11 witnesses and provide 29 exhibits to make their case.
Mrs Batse narrated that the deceased J.B Danquah Adu was the MP for Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region and he lived in his one-storey building at Shiashie, near East Legon.
Aseidu and Bossu are both traders residing at Agbogboloshie and Madina respectively.
Prosecution said between February 8th and 9th, 2016, Bossu and Aseidu planned to go on a robbery spree hence armed themselves with a screw driver, a catapult, a sharp knife among other implements.
According to prosecution, the two accused persons met at Kwame Nkrumah Circle and boarded a vehicle to Madina and alighted at Shiashie, near East Legon.
However, prosecution said a misunderstanding ensued between the accused persons as to which house to rob hence parted ways. Bossu then boarded a vehicle back home.
Asiedu continued scouting the area and finally chose the house of the deceased who had returned from work to his house at about 11:40 pm on February 8, 2016.
The prosecution said the MP was fast asleep when Asiedu got to the house of the MP at about 0100 hours on February 9, 2016. Asiedu scaled over the wall and entered the house of J.B Danqauh Adu.
Prosecution said Asiedu found the security man in the house fast asleep. Asiedu found a ladder in the house and he climbed to the bedroom of the MP and entered through a window.
Asiedu then began ransacking the room of which the noise woke the MP up.
The Prosecution said Asiedu stabbed him several times in the chest and neck whilst he also sustained wounds in his palm.
The prosecution said Asiedu made away with three mobile phones of the deceased.
He said the security man in the house later woke up and detected a ladder leading to his master’s bedroom.
Prosecution said the Police were contacted and, on their arrival, they found the lifeless body of the MP.
He said meanwhile Asiedu upon leaving the area, handed over two of the deceased mobile phones to a witness in the case.
The Prosecution said one of the mobiles was to be charged while the other was to be unlocked. In the process of handling the phone, the witness detected blood stains on the phone and became alarmed.
He said upon on locking the phone the witness saw the pictures of the deceased and he eventually reported the matter to the Police as he had heard about the MP’s death during the day.
Prosecution said further investigations led to the arrest of Asiedu who admitted the offence and gave several statements to the Police.
The prosecution said Aseidu also described how he carried out the act which led to the death of the MP and some of the narrations were recorded by the Police.
In the case of Bossu, prosecution said he decided to go on the robbery spree with the Asiedu but they parted ways after a misunderstanding over which house to rob.
Prosecution said a post mortem carried out by Dr Lawrence Edusei a pathologist indicated that cause of death as multiple stab injuries on the chest and neck.
The post mortem also revealed that the injuries were unnatural.