Court Chases Korle-Bu For JB Autopsy Report
The Accra Central District Court yesterday ordered the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to release the full autopsy report of Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region. The Judge, Arit Nsemoh wants the report released through the Director-General of the Police CID within one month after the order.
The directive from the court is as a result of a request from the prosecution led by DSP George Amegah.
He had urged the court to order the Korle-Bu Hospital to release the autopsy report of the legislator which the court granted.
Sitting continues on November 10.
The prosecution, at the previous sitting, informed the court presided over by trial magistrate Arit Nsemoh that a copy of the case docket has been forwarded to the Attorney-General’s (A-G’s) Department for advice.
The prosecution on July 29 this year told the court that the police have stumbled upon fresh leads in the case.
Although the prosecution did not disclose the nature of the lead to the court, the prosecutor emphasized that the police are working on them.
Daniel Asiedu, 19, aka Sexy Don Don – a phone dealer and Vincent Bosso aka Junior Agogo – a phone repairer, were arrested over the murder of the legislator fondly called JB.
The accused persons were hauled 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 empanelling a seven-member jury for the trial.
Sefakor Batse, a Senior State Attorney, had told the court, presided over by Justice Lawrence L. Mensah, that per Section 54 of the Criminal and Other Offences Act, the AG had entered NP in respect of the case.
Daniel Asiedu and Bosso were subsequently rearrested minutes after their discharge and fresh charges preferred against them.
In the instant case, Sexy Don Don has been slapped with the charge of murder while Agogo faces abetment of murder.
In the case of Agogo, the prosecutor, DSP George Amegah, held that he at about 1:00 am on February 9, 2016 at Shiashie, East Legon, in Accra, abetted Sexy Don Don to commit murder.
Don Don, according to the prosecution, on the same day and time intentionally and unlawfully caused the death of Mr. JB Danquah.
Source: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/ thePublisher