Investigations into the case involving the two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of the former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah, will be re-opened.
This was revealed by the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, in an interview with Citi News. The two, Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso, were discharged today [Tuesday], after the State Attorney, Sefakor Batse, announced at an Accra High Court that the trial will not continue.
Speaking to Citi News, the AG explained that, the case was dropped to allow for further investigations into some aspects of it. The AG clarified that, the suspects will be re-arrested after investigations into the case re-opens.
“You will recall that, the case had been tendered before I took office. I had made an undertaking to the people of Ghana that I will look at everything on our desk and this matter is one of those.
I have together with my officials here taken a hard look at the docket and we have come to the decision that there are aspects of the matter that require further investigations, and to be able to do that, then we need to discontinue because we cannot reopen investigations when the case is on trial, so what has necessitated the withdrawal by the entering of a nolle prosequoi is to enable us conduct further investigations into aspects of the matter.”
How J. B Danquah was killed
The Abuakwa North legislator was on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, stabbed to death at his Shiashie residence in Accra.
Two days after his murder, the then Accra Regional Police Command, led by COP George A. Dampare, arrested a prime suspect, Daniel Asiedu, who allegedly confessed to committing the crime. Vincent Bosso, was later arrested as having conspired with Aseidu to commit the crime.
In the course of the trial, the prosecution tendered in a post-mortem report of the MP, Forensic DNA Report, Blood stained T-shirt of Asiedu, a knife used by Asiedu, the three iPhones of the deceased, Asiedu’s pair of slippers which he left at the crime scene, his prison records, and radiology report determining his age, his medical report, all as evidence to prosecute him.