Man standing trial for MP’s death attempts stabbing prison officer

Man standing trial for MP’s death attempts stabbing prison officer

- Daniel Asiedu, one of the suspects standing trial for his involvement in the killing of MP J.B Danquah has attempted to stab a prison officer

- Meanwhile, he has also been declared mentally fit by doctors to stand trial

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The suspect standing trial for the murder of former Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, J.B Danquah, has allegedly attempted to stab a prison official.

According to proceedings from court, the suspect, Daniel Asiedu, tried to stab the prison officer with an object after a mobile phone he was using illegally was seized.

Narrating the incident to the court, a senior prison officer said Asiedu was spotted with a phone by a senior prisons officer.

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He said the officer then asked Asiedu to produce the phone he tried to hide after being spotted since inmates were not permitted to use phones.

The officer said Asiedu indicated to the senior officer that the phone was with somebody else, but the said officer insisted that he produces the phone.

He said when the inmate with the phone was invited, he produced two mobile phones.

According to the officer, as soon as his senior colleague turned to go away, Asiedu attempted to stab the officer with an object so he was confined to a solitary room.

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Meanwhile, Daniel Asiedu also told the court that he is being tortured in prison and feels his life is under threat.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 13 political parties have endorsed the Electoral Commission’s decision to put together a new voters' register ahead of the polls in December 2020.

According to the 13 political parties, the EC has made a good case for their decision to compile a new register.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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