An Accra High Court has ordered for a psychiatric examination on Daniel Asiedu, the main suspect in the murder of former Abuakwa North MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu.
Asiedu, popularly known as Sexy Dondon, has been on trial since the MP was murdered at his Shiashie residence in 2016.
In a plea by his lawyer, Mr Augustine Obour, he said Sexy Dondon has been acting abnormal therefore the need for the examination.
The lead lawyer, Augustine Obour narrated one incident when his client called him directing him to be in charge of the serving of drinks at his coronation as a Chief in Akuapem.
The application was opposed by the prosecution who argued that the accused person had not shown any signs of a mental disorder.
The judge, Justice George Buadi said he could not independently ascertain the mental health of the accused from his attitude hence his decision to get him medically examined.
He further indicated that the decision was also based on the need for a fair trial. Justice Buadi, therefore, referred Daniel Asiedu to the Accra psychiatric hospital for the psychiatric examination.
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).