Bosso denies hands in murder of JB

General News of Saturday, 29 April 2017

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2017-04-29

Vincent Bosso is one of the accused persons in connection with JB’s murder

Vincent Bosso, one of the men standing trial in connection with the murder of a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa-North in the Eastern Region, Mr J.B Danquah-Adu, has once again insisted that his alleged accomplice should be held responsible for the alleged offence.

Bosso told the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court yesterday that he had nothing to do with the murder of the former legislator, but rather it was Daniel Asiedu, the first accused person, who had a case to answer.

He made a similar comment during the committal proceedings at the Accra Central District Court.

“I don’t know anything about the murder of the former MP. It is Asiedu who is accused of killing the MP. I was going about my business peacefully when the police arrested me,’’ he said.

In response, the presiding judge, Mr Justice Lawrence L. Mensah, informed him that it was not time for him to make such comments as he would be given an opportunity to open his defence.

Inform your lawyer

Asiedu has been indicted on three counts of murder, robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, while Bosso is facing a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery.

At yesterday’s sitting, the court also ordered the two accused persons to inform their lawyer about the trial to enable them to get adequate legal representation.

“Without a defence counsel, the trial cannot continue,’’ the presiding judge stated.

The court gave the order after Asiedu stated that he had not had any contact with his lawyer ever since the committal proceedings at the district court about a month ago.

He also explained that he had difficulties getting access to his lawyer or any relative since the district court ordered his transfer from police custody to prison custody.

That made the court further direct the case investigator, who was present in the courtroom, to assist the two accused persons to get in touch with their lawyer.

Prosecutor absent

Meanwhile, the prosecution has written a letter to the court, praying for an adjournment due to a training programme for state attorneys.

The court subsequently adjourned the case to May 5, 2017.

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