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The description of Asiedu as ‘terrible guy’ is not my opinion – Investigator

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Augustus Nkrumah, an investigator, says his description of Daniel Asiedu as a 'terrible guy' is not his opinion. At the High Court, ASP Nkrumah said per the statements given by Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bossu,...


Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Augustus Nkrumah, an investigator, says his description of Daniel Asiedu as a ‘terrible guy’ is not his opinion.

At the High Court, ASP Nkrumah said per the statements given by Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bossu, both accused persons in the J. B Danquah Adu murder case, the accused persons stated clearly that they were ‘thieves and they were going on a stealing expedition.’

According to the investigator, the accused persons graduated from thieves to armed robbers because of the offensive implements they possessed.

‘For an armed robber to have those offensive weapons indicated that he was capable of resisting anything in the commission of the crime so when the first accused person (Asiedu) had the chance of entering the deceased room, he was to make sure that whatever prevented him from robbing was eliminated.’

ASP Nkrumah said this while answering questions under cross examination administered by Mr Yaw Dankwa, defence counsel for the two accused persons.

He maintain
ed that it was Asiedu who murdered the MP, adding investigations and the admission of the accused person (Asiedu) in the commission of the crime and retrieval of offensive weapons and belongings pointed to the fact it was Asiedu who killed the MP.

Daniel Asiedu is being held for his alleged involvement in the murder of the Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, J. B Danquah Adu, at his residence in 2016 at Shaishie, Accra.

Daniel Asiedu is being held for murder and robbery.

His accomplice, Vincent Bossu, is being held for allegedly conspiring with Asiedu to rob.

They have pleaded not guilty before a seven-member jury.

The court presided over by Mrs Justice Lydia Osei Marfo has remanded the two accused persons into prison custody.

ASP Nkrumah, the eighth prosecution witness, said when the deceased put up resistance, ‘what first accused person (Asiedu) could do is to stab him (the late MP) in the neck and chest about six times for the deceased to give up the ghost.’

The investigator told the court that it w
as incorrect for defence counsel to suggest to him that he formed an opinion that Asiedu murdered the MP from November 23, 2016, without conducting investigations.

The eighth prosecution witness said investigations at the time established that it was Asiedu who murdered the MP.

The investigator admitted that he personally wrote his own statement.

According to the investigator, his own statement was not tendered in evidence because he has not been asked to do so.

ASP Nkrumah denied that he was selective in his investigations.

He told the court that 11 statements, including caution statements were taken from the accused persons.

The matter has been adjourned to March 11, 2024

Source: Ghana News Agency

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