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Suspects in JB Danquah Adu murder to stand retrial at High Court

By Wendy Amarteifio
Accra circuit court commits suspects in JB Danquah Adu murder to stand retrial

In connection with the murder of a former MP for Abuakwa-North, Mr J. B Danquah - Adu, the Accra Central District Court has committed Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso, to stand trial at the High Court.

This is the second time the two suspects will stand trial at the High Court. The Attorney - General on May 29, 2017, filed a nolle prosequi to discontinue the first trial.

During the committal proceedings on Wednesday, the prosecutor, Ms Sefakor Batse, a Senior State Attorney, charged Asiedu and Bosso with conspiracy to commit robbery, while Asiedu was separately charged with murder and robbery.

Ms Batse informed the court that the state would call 11 witnesses and also rely on 29 exhibits to prove its case at the trial.

Ms Batse presenting the facts of the case said Asiedu and Bosso planned to go on a robbery spree, but due to a misunderstanding, Bosso did not partake in the act.

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According to her, Asiedu went to the MP’s house on February 9, 2016, around 1 am and robbed him of his three mobile phones.

Ms Batse said Asiedu stabbed Mr Danquah- Adu in the process leading to his death.

She added that Asiedu gave two of the phones to a repairer to unlock but the repairer saw blood stains on the phone and reported the matter to the police.

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