Alleged J.B. Danquah killer confesses


The First Accused person in the late J.B Danquah murder case, Daniel Asiedu has confessed to an Accra Magistrate court that he was sent to commit the crime by some members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He added that he was promised a good compensation by his contractors, if he succeeded in killing the former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North.

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According to the Accused, it was agreed that he would be arrested and mention the names he was told by his contractors which would lead him to be set free. He further said that the names he was to mention were members of the opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Daniel Asiedu said that after his arrest he mentioned the names which he was ordered to mention by his contractors but after investigation they people he mentioned were set free.

According to Daniel Asiedu, whilst in custody, he had a visitor from the NPP telling him that he would be out soon.

He said that his confession was fuelled by his three-year stay in custody and not hearing from his contractors again.

The Accused person has said that he is prepared to give the court the names of his contractors.

The magistrate, Her Worship, Ms. Arit Nsemoh asked Daniel Asiedu if his confession was induced and he answered saying that he was only telling the truth.

Meanwhile, the Second Accused person, Vincent Bossu has complained in court about being in custody for a crime he knows nothing about. He prayed that since the First Accused had confessed for killing the deceased in the matter, the court should release him.

He said he has a child and because of the case his family wants nothing to do with him.

The court told the Second Accused that investigation was still ongoing and therefore he could not be released until the Attorney General had decided on the matter.

The court told the First Accused person, Daniel Asiedu that his confession will be submitted to the Attorney General to be assessed together with the investigations made so far to determine whether or not to go on with the trial.

The case has been adjourned to the 26th of July.

The accused persons, Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bossu who have been arraigned before court for allegedly killing former MP for Abuakwa North Constituency. They have been in custody since 2016.

Source: GhanaJustice/F.Kyeremateng