NPP contracted me to kill JB Danquah – suspect tells court

The prime suspect in the trial for the murder of the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, JB Danquah-Adu, Daniel Asiedu has told an Accra District Court Wednesday they were contracted by New Patriotic Party (NPP) to kill the lawmaker.

Nicknamed “Sexy Dondon”, Asiedu told the Court presided over by Her Worship Arit Nsemoh that his “contractors” told him to indict certain persons in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) instead of the NPP.

Asiedu was arrested in 2016 after he was alleged to have stabbed the late MP with a knife leading to his death at his residence in Accra.

The lawmaker was killed on February 9, 2016 in his room at his Shiashie residence.

Background

The facts, as presented by the prosecution, are that on February 8, 2016, Asiedu and Bosso decided to embark on a robbery operation at Shiashie, a suburb of East Legon, where the MP resided.

Asiedu selected the MP’s house, but Bosso disagreed and decided to abandon the robbery operation.

About 11:40 p.m., the MP arrived home and went to bed in a room located on the first floor of his house.

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About 1 a.m. that same night, Asiedu, armed with a catapult, a cutter and a sharp knife, went to the legislator’s house. He entered the house by scaling the wall on the blind side of a security man who was fast asleep.

On entering the house, Asiedu climbed onto a porch on the top floor with a ladder and entered the MP’s bedroom through a window.

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While Asiedu was searching the room, the MP woke up and held him. There ensued a struggle, during which Asiedu stabbed the MP in the right chest above the breast. Asiedu also sustained various injuries in his palm and chest.

The legislator fell by his bed, bleeding profusely, after which Asiedu stabbed him several times on the right chest and neck.

On realising that the MP was dying, Asiedu left the room and took with him three iPhones.

Meanwhile, the struggle between the MP and Asiedu drew the attention of the security man in the house who alerted others in the neighbourhood.

Asiedu, however, managed to descend; he jumped over the electric fencing on the walls of the house into an adjoining house and escaped.

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Asiedu then took the phones to a phone repairer to decode them, but the repairer saw bloodstains and the pictures of the MP on the phones and alerted the police.

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