Judge warns state prosecutors over delays in J.B. Danquah murder trial

General News of Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

2018-12-05

J.B Danquah, late Abuakua North

The Judge presiding over the murder case involving the late Abuakua North legislator J.B. Danquah-Adu, has issued a stern warning to the prosecution over the continuous delay of the case.

Ariet Nsomoah, who expressed worry about the matter, said the undue delay in the commencement of the committal process for the suspects accused of killing J.B. Danquah-Adu is an infringement on the rights of the persons who are currently in the custody of the state.

The prosecution, which includes the Attorney General’s representative, were expected today [Wednesday], to begin the process of moving the case from the District Court to the High Court, where full trial will take place.

They, however, failed to do so due to the unavailability of the representative of the AG.

The murder case involving two suspects, Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso, has recorded a number of setbacks since it began in September 2016, with this being the latest.

The Magistrate warned that he will issue a summons to the AG representative if she fails to appear on the next adjourned date.

The late J.B. Danquah-Adu was stabbed to death on February 9, 2016, at his Shiashie residence in Accra.

Daniel Asiedu, who is the prime suspect, was arrested two days after the incident.

One other person, Vincent Bosso, was also arrested later in connection with the killing. The murder of the former MP shocked many and led to discussions concerning the security of legislators.

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