Suspect charged with murder

A 19-year-old has been charged with the murder of MP JB Danquah. He broke down in tears in court apologising for the death.


Daniel Asiedu, 19, has been charged with the murder of JB Danquah, the member of parliament for the Abuakwa North Constituency.

Appearing in the Accra magistrate court on Tuesday 16 February, Asiedu, broke down in tears apologising for the act.

Narrating the events which led to the  killing of JB Danquah, police prosecutor Supt Francis Baah told the court that Daniel Asiedu confessed that on the 9th of February he went to the residence of the deceased member of parliament carrying a cutlass and catapult at the blind side of the security man who was fast asleep.


He then proceeded to enter the room of the deceased through the aid of a ladder where he stabbed Danquah after several minutes of struggle on the right side of his body and neck with a knife.

The police said Asiedu then left the house,  collecting the mobile phones of the MP and used the back exit of the house to escape leaving JB Danquah dead.

The suspect is also said to have sustained some injuries on his right fingers as a result of the struggle. The police further asked the court to remand the suspect while investigations continue.

Asiedu broke down in tears apologising for the act. He was accompanied to the court by a heavy security presence. His presence brought all court proceedings at the magistrate court complex to a standstill as everyone rushed to get a glimpse of him.

A copy of the police charge sheet, supplied to listed Asiedu as a school dropout and confessed to the crime. The police list him as living with his girlfriend at Agbogloshie.


Asiedu has since been remanded into police custody and the case adjourned to the 1st of March 2016.


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