A young man suspected to be the killer of the late Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, was arrested yesterday at his hideout at Agbogbloshie in Accra, three days after the murder.
Daniel Asiedu, 20, aka Sexy Don Don, is said to have confessed to the crime of murdering the late MP for a paltry sum of GH¢2000, DAILY GUIDE has learnt.
He has been caged at the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for further interrogation.
At the time of his arrest, Daniel Asiedu reportedly had four mobile phones in his possession.
Two of the mobile phones belonged to the murdered MP, but which he allegedly took to a repairer to be unlocked.
Upon seeing the pictures of former President JA Kufuor and the late MP on the phone, the repairer was said to have become suspicious and informed the police.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare, led the operation which eventually led to the arrest of the suspect.
Obsessed with nabbing the suspect, the Accra Regional Police Command mapped out a complex strategy which kept them busy throughout the night, armed with the important details they had picked up.
The efforts yielded dividend when the suspect was arrested at dawn yesterday.
The arrest of the suspect comes barely a day after the Police Administration had announced a bounty of GH¢10,000 for information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect.
Sexy Don Don claimed to have other collaborators who aided him to commit the dastardly act for GH¢2,000.
In yet another theory about how the suspect was arrested, DAILY GUIDE has learnt that while Daniel Asiedu was once in detention, he vowed to kill a certain MP whenever he was released. This information was said to have been relayed to another MP who upon hearing news about the murder of the late JB Danquah , contacted the security agencies who unfolded a means of eventually nabbing him (Sexy Don Don) at his hideout in the bowels of the Agbogbloshie slum in Accra.
It is not exactly known how the foregone theories played out in the eventual arrest of the suspect, a few days after the dastardly act.
Investigations into the murder of the late MP began immediately crime scene police personnel moved to his Shiashie residence on Tuesday.
Although the investigations into the case had been taken to a higher level with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters, it is interesting to note that it was the Greater Accra Regional Command which eventually captured the suspect.
Five suspects were picked up immediately the police descended on the crime scene – one of them a private security man who had been in the employment of the deceased for the past ten years. They have all been released except the security man, who the police say has questions to answer.
The suspect (Don Don) is said to have told the police during a lengthy interrogation that he was engaged to undertake the murder operation, having been picked from a suburb of Accra and driven to Shiashie at East Legon, where the late MP’s residence is located.
On the night of the operation, Daniel Asiedu claimed that he was driven in a taxi to JB’s Shiashie residence in the night and provided with a ladder before executing the job.
The police are measured in their responses to questions about the arrest of the smallish-looking suspect, saying that they are still investigating the case and would at the appropriate time release details to the media.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Commander would not pick his phone when DAILY GUIDE sought to have a few details from him since news about the arrest hit the media yesterday.
The late MP was stabbed to death by an unknown person while he was asleep in his residence.
There was a national outpour of sorrow soon after the news about the murder became public.
The suspect allegedly entered his (JB’s) bedroom using a ladder and escaped through the back fence wall with bloodstains all over the place.
By A.R. Gomda