AG ‘Swerves’ Court Over MP Killers
The Attorney General yesterday failed to make a highly anticipated appearance in court over the trial of the two persons accused of murdering Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region.
The AG was expected to commence the committal proceedings of the two accused persons weeks after the receipt of the full autopsy report by the police prosecution in the matter.
On March 20, DSP George Amegah had told the Accra Central District Court that the prosecution had received the autopsy report and urged the court to grant an adjournment to “allow the AG come to court”.
But at the hearing yesterday, the AG was not in court although the trial magistrate, Arit Nsemoh had in the last hearing tasked the prosecutor to call the AG to conclude the matter as soon as possible.
DSP Simon Apiosornu told the court that the substantive prosecutor was having a programme with the French Embassy, hence his absence.
Sitting continues on May 9.
Daniel Asiedu, 19, aka Sexy Don Don – a phone dealer and Vincent Bosso aka Junior Agogo – a phone repairer are in the dock over the murder of the legislator fondly called JB.
The accused persons were earlier dragged before the Court two days after an Accra High Court had discharged them over the murder of the legislator.
The Attorney General and Minister for Justice had earlier entered Nolle Prosequi (NP) to drop previous charges against the accused persons in respect of the case which was at the stage of empaneling a seven-member jury for the trial.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson