The Criminal Court of the Accra High Court has ordered the state to get a lawyer to represent Daniel Asiedu, a suspect involved in the murder of J.B Danquah Adu, former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North.
According to the court, the order has become necessary due to the nature and gravity of the punishment the accused persons may be handed should they be convicted of the crime, hence the need for a lawyer.
Asiedu, also known as Sexy Dondon, has been without a lawyer for a while due to insistence for a lawyer from the International Criminal Court. This has stalled the progress of the case.
J.B Danquah Adu was stabbed to death on the night of Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at his Shiashie residence in Accra.
The accused Daniel Asiedu and one other person Vincent Bosso, have been charged with murder and abetment of the murder of the late MP. The suspect, Daniel Asiedu was arrested two days after the incident.
JB Dankwa Adu was a grandson of the renowned NPP founding member Dr. J.B Danquah, was born on July 2, 1965. He is survived by a wife and two children.
He was deputy Minister for Women and Children’s Affairs under the erstwhile Kufuor administration, and won the Abuakwa North seat in the Eastern Region in the December 2012 elections after defeating the National Democratic Congress’ Victor Smith.
He was a member of the Special Budget Committee chaired by the Majority Leader.
The Committee considers the budget of Parliament and other constitutionally independent bodies, including, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), National Media Commission (NMC), the Electoral Commission (EC), and National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE).