The informant said he and his immediate family were relocated from Accra the police have withdrawn all forms of protection and support for his family.
He said after he and his immediate family were relocated from Accra the police have withdrawn all forms of protection and support for his family. He said this is contrary to what the police promised him before he helped them arrest the suspected killer.
Speaking to Starrfmonline.com the informant (whose name cannot be revealed for security reasons) said since the former Greater Accra regional Police commander COP Dr George Akuffo Dampare was transferred to the Central region the witness-protection and financial support promised him have been denied.
The informant said COP Dampare housed him, his wife and their two-week old baby for two months before handing them over to the BNI.
He narrated that “Daniel Asiedu came to me and my elder brother in our room at dawn and gave us three phones to charge for him. Two of the phones were iPhones which were locked, but the third phone was not locked. We saw blood dripping on his little finger while he handed the phones over to my brother to charge. He even requested us to heat water for him.”
“On that same morning, I had heard about the murder of the MP but it didn’t readily connect, until my brother started going through the unlocked phone when we saw pictures of the MP and some dignitaries of the NPP. It then occurred to us that Daniel might be the killer so immediately we sent a message to Ursula Owusu-Ekuful through the MP’s phone because she was in his contact list. Ursula responded and eventually we got the Police informed and they started looking for him,” he added.
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He continued: “Because [name withheld] is a difficult area to search for suspects, we became informants for the Police on the search. At a point, Daniel noticed we were giving information to the Police after we appeared reluctant to return the phones to him. He got furious and threatened to stab me if he confirms that we are talking to anyone about the phones. It took his wife to beg him for me. Eventually, the police laid ambush and arrested him while he was going to have a meal with my elder brother after our disagreement”.
When the BNI took over the case and failed to provide for the informant and his family, the Police commander informed the former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur to intervene.
He said the former Vice President gave them GHC10,000 and also rented an apartment for them by the Spintex Road for a short while.
He added that the money was not enough for a start-up since they could not go back to their businesses and livelihood at Agbogbloshie.