MP Murder Case: Defence Counsel to file ex-parte application to subpoena persons to assist trial

MP Murder Case: Defence Counsel to file ex-parte application to subpoena persons to assist trial

In the ongoing trial of the late J.B. Danquah Adu, legislator, Defence Counsel Yaw Dankwah announced intentions to file an ex-parte application to subpoena certain individuals to assist in the case. Daniel Asiedu, the accused, will be represented by Dankwah.

Dankwah stated that the ex-parte application would replace a previously filed motion on notice for a subpoena. Scheduled for filing on April 30, 2024, Dankwah expressed hope that the court would hear the application promptly, enabling the identified individuals to testify and undergo cross-examination. He emphasized the belief that their testimony could provide crucial answers and contribute to the quest for justice.

Following the state's closure of its case after presenting witnesses, Asiedu, also known as “sexy dondon,” is expected to commence his defence. Notably, Vincent Bossu, an accomplice standing trial for conspiracy in the case, was earlier acquitted and discharged by the court.

Asiedu faces charges of murder and robbery in connection with the late legislator's death at his residence in Shaishie, , in February 2016. Maintaining his plea of not guilty, Asiedu remains in lawful custody under the jurisdiction of Justice Lydia Osei Marfo.

The trial is adjourned until May 13, 2024, as the legal proceedings continue in the pursuit of justice for the late J.B. Danquah Adu.

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