Two more suspects believed to have aided 20-year-old Daniel Asiedu to kill the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, at his Shiashie residence in Accra last Tuesday have been arrested.
Reports indicate that the two were also picked up Thursday evening by the Accra Regional Police after the prime suspect had mentioned their names. They have been handed over to the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for questioning, along with Daniel Asiedu aka Sexy Don Don.
He was said to have confessed to murdering the MP for an amount of GH¢2,000.
He reportedly told the police that he had used part of the money to buy shoes.
The latest arrest makes it four people who are in custody in connection with the murder of the MP after the suspected kingpin was apprehended at his hideout at Agbogbloshie in Accra, three days after the heinous act.
The fourth suspect is the security man of the late MP who allegedly facilitated the entry of the prime suspect to carry out the assassination.
One other person, who is believed to have taken part in the crime, is also being wanted by the police.
Sources said the suspect was taken to the CID headquarters briefly before he was handed over to the BNI for safekeeping.
The sources said one person out of the two lately arrested was kept at a different location after he had claimed that his life was in danger.
Even though the reason for the murder has not been given by the suspects, it is believed that they had a leader who paid them to carry out the gruesome act.
Daniel Asiedu, at the time of his arrest, reportedly had four mobile phones in his possession.
Two of the phones were said to belong to the murdered MP, which he took to a repairer to be unlocked.
Upon seeing the pictures of former President John Agyekum Kufuor on the late MP’s phone, the repairer became suspicious and informed the police.
Four other suspects, including the MP’s security man, had earlier been picked up immediately the police descended on the crime scene, but they were freed later. However, one of them, the private security man who had been in the employ of the deceased for the past ten years, was not released. The man, the police say, has questions to answer.
The prime suspect (Asiedu) 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, East Legon.
On the night of the operation, Daniel Asiedu claimed, he was driven in a taxi to JB’s Shiashie residence and provided with a ladder to enter the house and perpetrate the dastardly act.
However, the latest information gathered by DAILY GUIDE indicates that barely 12 hours after confessing that he was behind the murder of the MP, Daniel Asiedu has allegedly changed his thumb-printed statement.
Sources at the police headquarters revealed that he had allegedly told the police that he went to the house of the deceased that very day to rob but not to kill him.
The source said Sexy Don Don told a team of investigators that he went into the house to rob and that while removing a television set on the wall, the MP, who was then not asleep, tried to arrest him by holding his neck.
Out of fear, the suspect reportedly claimed, he stabbed the MP in the abdomen and the ribs before escaping.
Meanwhile, Don Don’s girlfriend (name withheld), who is pregnant for four months, has also been apprehended to assist the police to investigate the matter.
The girlfriend reportedly told investigators that when Asiedu returned home at dawn on Tuesday he had bloodstains on his dress.
Mr JB Danquah Adu was stabbed to death by an unknown person while he was asleep in his room.
The suspect was said to have entered his (JB’s) bedroom using a ladder and escaped through the back fence wall with bloodstains all over the place.
There was a nationwide outpouring of grief soon after news of the murder became public.
By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey