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Court subpoenas pathologist over autopsy report on JB Danquah

The late MP

For the fourth time, the Accra District Court has subpoenaed pathologist who conducted autopsy on Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah-Adu to appear before the court.

On Thursday, the court asked that another subpoena should be served on Dr Lawrence Edusei, so that he could furnish the court with the full autopsy report on the deceased.

When the matter was called, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) George Amegah mentioned Dr Edusei’s name aloud three times but no one owned up in open court as being him.

READ: Pathologist ‘snubs’ court over post-mortem report of JB Danquah

The court presided over by Ms Aret Nsemoh adjourned the matter to January 4, next year.

The Police at the various court sittings expressed difficulty in obtaining the pathologist full report.

The court has made several times to get the poathologist to appear in court and furnish it with full report on the late MP but to no avail.

J.B Danquah Adu was murdered in his apartment in 2016 at Shiashie.

Vincent Bosso (L) and Daniel Asiedu (R)

Two suspects, Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso, were subsequently arrested and charged with murder following the incident. Their pleas have not been taken and they have been remanded into Prison custody.

The facts of the case, as presented by DSP Amegah, were that the deceased MP lived with his family in a one-storey house at Shiashie, near East Legon, a suburb of Accra, whilst Asiedu and Bosso lived at Agbogbloshie, also in Accra.

About 11:40 p.m. on February 8, 2016, the MP arrived home in his private car driven by his driver.

The driver had handed over the ignition keys of the car to Danquah-Adu and left for home, after which the MP retired to bed in a room located on the first floor of his house.

At about 1 a.m. on the same night, Asiedu and Bosso, armed with a catapult, a cutter and a sharp knife, went to the legislator’s house.

Bosso is said to have assisted Asiedu to enter the house by scaling the fence wall on the blind side of a security man who was fast asleep.

On entering the house, Asiedu picked a ladder and climbed onto a porch on the top floor and entered the MP’s bedroom through a window, whilst Mr. Danquah-Adu was sleeping.

Whilst 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.

The MP consequently held the knife, and Asiedu pulled it through the MP’s hand, making a deep cut in his palm.

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

On realizing that the MP was dying, Asiedu left the room and took with his three iPhone smart phones.

Meanwhile, the struggle between the MP and Asiedu had drawn the attention of the security man in the house, who alerted other security men in the neighbourhood.

Having been alerted of an impending danger, Bosso took to his heels, leaving Asiedu behind.

However, Asiedu managed to descend from the top of the house and jumped over the electric fencing on the walls of the house into an adjoining house and escaped

Source GNA

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