JB's Death Court sets May 16 for jury selection

The court had earlier ordered Daniel Asiedu, the prime suspect, to get a lawyer for the trial.

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Vincent Bosso (Left) and Daniel Asiedu play

Vincent Bosso (Left) and Daniel Asiedu

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An Accra High Court has set May 16, 2017 for selection of jurors for the trial of Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bossu, accused of murdering Abuakwa North MP JB Danquah-Adu.

The court had earlier ordered Daniel Asiedu, the prime suspect, to get a lawyer for the trial.

The order came after he told the trial judge, Justice Lawrence L. Mensah, that he does not know the whereabouts of his lawyer.

The judge, in giving the order, said the case is a serious one which requires that he and his other accomplice, are well represented.

READ MORE: My life is in danger - Suspect says

Daniel Asiedu, 19, aka Sexy Don Don, also told the court that he has lost contact with his relatives since his transfer from police custody to the Nsawam Prisons.

Background

Daniel Asiedu was arrested few days after the murder of JB Danquah who was the member of parliament for the Abuakwa North constituency in his residence at Shiashie in Accra.

READ ALSO: Allow me to speak with my girlfriend - Suspect pleads

He was charged with murder when arraigned after his arrest and allegedly confessed to stabbing the late MP in his residence which led to his death.

Despite his confessions, another suspect was arrested later as an accomplice.

But the teenager said he entered the MP’s house to steal but not to kill.

According to him, he had to stab the MP who held him tight during a struggle.

Meanwhile, the family of the late J.B Danquah-Adu has petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to launch fresh investigations into the circumstances leading to his death.

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