Lawyer demands Medicals on Asiedu's age

Joyce Danso, GNA

Accra, Aug. 30, GNA – The lawyer defending
Daniel Asiedu, the man being held for murder of the late MP for Abuakwa North
has asked the court to order the police to provide the medical report on
Asiedu‘s age.

According to Mr Augustines Obuor, when
Asiedu aka “Sexy Dondon,” was arrested by the Police, he gave his age but the
Police did not believe it as such sent him to the Police Hospital to ascertain

Mr Obuor contended that the medical report
is on the file of the Police and therefore would like to know the contents
adding; “the report is about my client and am entitled to it.

“If accused persons age was 18, then he was
entitled to certain privileges. If the medical report states that accused
person was 10 years then no crime has been committed and his detention would be
null and void,” defence counsel argued.

The substantive prosecutor, Chief
Superintendent of Police Francis Baah was not present hence Chief Inspector
Robert Gyamfi who held his brief promised to inform the substantive prosecutor
about the issue.

The court however informed defence counsel
to make his submission at the next sitting by which the substantive prosecutor
would be available to respond.

It therefore adjourned the matter to
September 22 explaining that the long date was a result of the Ghana Bar
Association’s Conference which would be held during that month.

Asiedu is being held for the murder of late
Mr J. B. Danquah Adu at his East Legon residence in February this year.

His accomplice Vincent Bosso is being held
for abetment of crime to wit murder.

The accused persons plea have not been taken
but remanded into custody.

The facts as presented earlier, by Mr. Baah
were that the deceased J.B Danquah-Adu was the MP for Abuakwa North
Constituency in the Eastern Region who lived with his family in one storey
building at Shiashie, East Legon.

The accused persons Asiedu aka Sexy Dondon
and Vincent Bosso aka Junior Agogo lived at Agbgboloshie.

On February 8, this year, at about 11:40 pm,
the deceased came home in his private vehicle driven by his driver Samuel Berko

Prosecution said the driver having brought
his master home handed over the ignition keys to him and left for his home at

The deceased then retired to his bedroom
located upstairs. At about 1:00am, Asiedu and Bosso armed went to the house of
the deceased, prosecution said.

According to prosecution, Asiedu after
entering the house picked up a ladder and climbed to the porch of the top floor
and entered the bedroom of the deceased through the window whiles the deceased
was sleeping.

“Asiedu began to search the room and the
deceased woke up and held him. Asiedu resisted and stabbed the deceased on the
right chest above the breast. The deceased held the knife and Asiedu pulled the
knife through the deceased hands creating a deep cut in his palm, “prosecution

Prosecution said the deceased who was
bleeding profusely fell by his bed and Asiedu stabbed him several times on the
right chest and neck.

Realizing that the deceased was fainting he
left him and took away his three iphones.

The prosecutor said the struggle that ensued
between the deceased drew the attention of the security man who alerted other
security men within the vicinity

Mr. Baah said Bosso realisng danger took to
his heels leaving Asiedu behind.

Asiedu however managed to descend from
deceased room to the back house, climbed one of the poly tanks in the house and
jumped over the electric fence into the adjoining house and escaped.

He said the Security man then called the
Police emergency line and informed them. When the Police arrived the victim was
already dead was conveyed to the Police Hospital Mortuary.

On February 15, this year autopsy was
performed on the deceased body by a Pathologist from the Korle Bu Teaching
Hospital who gave the cause of death as “” Exsanguination and Multiple stab
injuries on Anterior and Chest.”

Prosecution said Police investigations led
to the arrest of the accused persons who stated that their aim of going to the
deceased house was to steal.

The prosecutor said Asiedu explained that
deceased struggled with him when he entered the room and that compelled him to
use the knife on him.


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