I Was Contracted to Kill Member of Parliament ─ Accused
One of the accused standing trial over the murder of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah-Adu has confessed before an Accra District court that he was contracted to kill the legislator.
Daniel Asiedu aka Sexy Dondon who has consistently been raising his hands in court, on Wednesday caught the eye of the Magistrate and said he was contracted by some persons in the New Patriotic Party to kill the MP.
Appearing before the District Court on Wednesday, Asiedu said his alleged contractors assured him that they would offer him anything that he would ask for after the act.
Asiedu said his contractors also told him that when he is arrested over the crime, he should say that it was some persons from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who asked him to commit the crime.
The accused further said he was assured by his contractors that he would be assisted and freed after the matter had dragged on in court but he has now been abandoned.
According to Asiedu he was however not ready to mention the names of those in the NPP who asked him to carry out the act.
He said he would mention the name of the one who contacted him because he was now a “changed man”
The Magistrate told him to go and think about what he has informed the court, adding that what he has told court be forwarded to the office of the Attorney General.
Meanwhile, Vincent Bosso, Asiedu’s accomplice has denied knowledge of the crime.
He said he had been rejected by his family as result of the case.
The case has been adjourned to July 26.
J.B Danquah Adu was murdered in his house in 2016 at Shiashie.
Two suspects, Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso were subsequently arrested and charged with murder following the incident.
Their pleas have not been taken and they have been remanded into Prison custody.
The facts of the case, as presented by DSP Amegah, were that the deceased MP lived with his family in a one-storey house at Shiashie, near East Legon, a suburb of Accra, whilst Asiedu and Bosso lived at Agbogbloshie, also in Accra.
About 2340 hours on February 8, 2016, the MP arrived home in his private car driven by his driver.
The driver had handed over the ignition keys of the car to Danquah-Adu and left for home, after which the MP retired to bedroom located on the first floor of his house.
At about 0100 hours on the same night, Asiedu and Bosso, armed with a catapult, a cutter and a sharp knife, went to the legislator’s house.
Bosso is said to have assisted Asiedu to enter the house by scaling the fence wall on the blind side of a security man who was fast asleep.
On entering the house, Asiedu picked a ladder and climbed onto a porch on the top floor and entered the MP’s bedroom through a window, whilst
Mr. Danquah-Adu was sleeping.
Whilst Asiedu was searching the room, the MP woke up and held him. There ensued a struggle, during which Asiedu stabbed the MP in the right chest above the breast.
The MP consequently held the knife, and Asiedu pulled it through the MP’s hand, making a deep cut in his palm.
The legislator, who bled profusely, fell by his bed, after which Asiedu stabbed him several times on his right chest and neck.
On realizing that the MP was dying, Asiedu left the room and took with him the MP’s three iPhone smart phones.
Meanwhile, the struggle between the MP and Asiedu had drawn the attention of the security man in the house, who alerted other security men in the neighbourhood.
Having been alerted of an impending danger, Bosso took to his heels, leaving Asiedu behind.
However, Asiedu managed to descend from the top of the house and jumped over the electric fencing on the walls of the house into an adjoining house and escaped