Daniel Asiedu, one of the accused persons standing trial for the alleged murder of former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, has told an Accra District Court that he was contracted by some persons within the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to assassinate the late legislator.
He said his “contractors” told him to rather say the National Democratic Congress (NDC) contracted him when asked about the crime.
Daniel Asiedu made the confession in court on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
He told the court, presided over by Judge Arit Nsemoh, that he was told to execute the plot after which he would be given whatever he asked for but after his arrest, nothing had been heard or seen from his “contractors”.
Daniel Asiedu confessed that, only one person from the NPP visited him since his arrest and stands ready to reveal the names of the persons who contracted him if he is asked to.
When the judge asked whether he was making the confession because of the promise or out of a threat, Daniel Asiedu, nicknamed Sexy Don Don, said he was making the confession because he is now a changed person and wants the truth to be out.
The judge told the accused that he cannot be released for confessing because he is in a committal stage of trial.
Meanwhile, the second accused, Vincent Bosso, told the court that he knew nothing about the case and has been frustrated since his arrest.
He said his arrest has hampered efforts to take care of his only son as he has been rejected by family, who see him as a criminal.