Defence lawyer in JB Danquah’s murder trial detained at SSNIT Hospital

Defence lawyer in JB Danquah’s murder trial detained at SSNIT Hospital

- The Accra High Court was forced to adjourn proceedings in the murder trial of JB on May 27, 2021, because the defence lawyer for one of the accused was sick

- Yaw Dankwa has been detained at the SSNIT hospital

- The late JB Danquah was murdered in his home on February 9, 2016

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Court proceedings in the murder trial of killers of JB Danquah was halted today, May 27, 2021, after it emerged that the lawyer for Daniel Asiedu, one of the suspects facing trial for the murder had been detained at the SSNIT Hospital for ill-health.

Defence lawyer in JB Danquah’s murder trial detained at SSNIT Hospital
Defence lawyer in JB Danquah’s murder trial detained at SSNIT Hospital

The Accra High Court presided over by Justice Lydia Osei Marfo adjourned the case to Monday, May 31, 2021, after it was informed of the condition of Yaw Dankwa, Daniel Asiedu’s lawyer.

The second prosecution’s witness, Stephen Apreko Mensah, was scheduled to be cross-examined during today’s proceedings. He is the night security officer of the late NPP MP, Starrfm.com.gh reported.

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In the meantime, the court rejected the motion asking that the jury in the trial be moved to the scene of the crime that led to the death of JB Danquah.

The court held that the applicant failed to demonstrate “any material issue which could be resolved only by the inspection of the crime scene by the jury.”

The late JB Danquah was murdered in his home on February 9, 2016.

He was a member of the Parliament of Ghana representing the people of Abuakwa North on the ticket of 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.

In a separate development, the founder of the Atta Mills Institute, Koku Anyidoho, has lashed out at the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George.

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This was after the legislator’s disclosure that he once desired to join the military to topple the Kufuor administration.

Reacting to the disclosure in a tweet sighted by YEN.com.gh, the suspended former Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku Anyidoho slammed the Ningo Prampram lawmaker for spewing gibberish.

“I detest any loose talk that suggests that the GAF is a conduit for coup,” he tweeted.

The tweet sparked wild reactions and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.

@NashPhones stated: “Do you KNOW most our coups was stage by all this fine men and women with good conscience in the GAF.”

@AhiaveQ added: “I'm sure Kotoka, Ankrah, Akuffo, Acheampong, Rawlings didn't have good conscience that is why they staged a coup? how many teachers and nurses have organized coup in this country? Sometimes just sometimes.”

@AfroPushkin observed: “I'm sure Kotoka, Ankrah, Akuffo, Acheampong, Rawlings et al were either in the Wehrmacht or the Red Army and definitely not GAF. It really is a great wonder when the people that cost us Nkrumah and brought us many years of pain, are gaslighting us.”

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@_TigerOne said: “I've always said that @KokuAnyidoho never makes sense when he opens his mouth. Bullshit nkoaaa.”

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