Judge Calls For ‘JB Pathologist’
The Accra Central District Court has ordered that the pathologist who performed the autopsy on Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region appear before the court.
The order follows yet another failure of Dr. Lawrence Edusei to appear before the court to explain why the full autopsy report on cause of death of the late legislature is not ready one year and nine months (21 months) after his death.
Though the prosecution insists the doctor has been served to appear, he did not show up again yesterday when the matter was due for hearing.
DSP George Amegah informed the court that the subpoena was prepared by the court registrar and sent to the doctor as well as the Head of Pathology Department of the Korle-Bu Hospital on November 24, 2017.
This however, compelled the magistrate, Arit Nsemoh, to order that the pathologist be served with the document again.
It may be recalled that on October 10, 2017, the court ordered the pathologist to release the full autopsy report on the former MP for Abuakwa-North to the police to aid investigations into the case.
The order followed an application by the prosecutor who stated that Dr. Edusei had failed to release the report and that all attempts by the police to obtain it had proved futile.
The delay in the release of the report, the police claimed, was hampering their efforts to build a solid case against Daniel Asiedu, aka Sexy Don Don and Vincent Bosso, the two men linked to the murder of the former MP.
Asiedu and Bosso are currently before the court awaiting the commencement of committal proceedings which would facilitate their eventual trial at the High Court.
Daniel Asiedu, 19, aka Sexy Don Don – a phone dealer and Vincent Bosso aka Junior Agogo – a phone repairer, are in police grips 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 empaneling 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 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.
Sexy 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