- JB Danquah’s driver says the late lawmaker’s housemaid informed him about his boss’ murder
- He said he received the news about two hours after they said goodnight to each other
- It has been five years since the lawmaker was grisly murdered
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Samuel Berko Sarkodie, the driver of the late Abuakwa North lawmaker, on Monday, April 26, 2021, told the court that he received the news of JB Danquah’s murder two hours after bidding him goodnight.
Appearing before the court as a prosecution witness, Sarkodie said he said goodnight to the late lawmaker around 11:40 pm after handing him the keys to the car.
“When we got home around 11:40 pm, I handed over the car keys to him, and I said goodbye. I came out of the house and walked away to search for a vehicle to go home,” he told the court.
Sarkodie continued that just when he was about to sleep after taking his bath at about 1:30 am, “I had a call from the home of the late JB; I was surprised because I was coming from there.”
The housemaid was the one calling him.
“I asked her why she was calling, and she told me armed robbers had attacked the late JB. I then asked her about the whereabouts of the late JB, and she began crying,” he told the court.
The late JB Danquah was murdered in his home on February 9, 2016.
He was a member of the Parliament of Ghana for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) between 2005 and 2009, and once more from 2013 until his death.
It has been five years after the gruesome murder of the former MP and justice is yet to be served in the case.
Counsel for the accused persons, Yaw Dankwa, will continue his cross-examination of Sarkodie on April 27, 2021.
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In other news, Investigative journalist and editor-in-chief of The Fourth Estate, Manasseh Azure Awuni, on Monday disclosed that some journalists shy away from criticising the ills of the current administration to enrich themselves.
He was speaking on 3FM’s midday news in reaction to Sam Jonah’s remarks that those who used to speak against the ills of society are now silent under the administration of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Irrespective of whatever terminologies one will have to use, the fear is real,” the award-winning investigative journalist stated.
“There are some of us journalists,” he continued “who have imposed the culture of silence on ourselves for the fear of losing their jobs or to make money so we protect the status quo.”
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