Daniel Asiedu, the young man who is being held for allegedly killing Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, says he is now relying on the initial statement he gave to the police, it has been reported.
The Daily Guide reported on Friday that Daniel Asiedu claimed in that statement that he and two other people were contracted to kill the MP.
He said, according to the report, that it was one Junior Agogo, who appears to have been identified as Vincent Bosso, and Avenger who recruited him for GHc2,000 for the crime and that when he asked them about the source of the money, the two had told him it was an MP’s assignment.
He reportedly said that his two friends came in a taxi to pick him up at Madina Zongo Junction, went in the direction of Shiashie and stopped in front of the house.
“It was Junior who called the security man on duty and told him he had arrived. In the vehicle, Junior was also talking to someone on his phone but I could not tell whether it was the security man or any other person,” he reportedly noted in the statement.
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He is also said to have claimed that the security man facilitated their entry into the house by providing them with a ladder and a table.
He said, according to the report, that the three of them entered the room of Danquah-Adu through the window while he was sleeping, and that Junior took the late MP’s two phones and a catapult and handed them over to him.
“It was junior who stabbed JB with a knife,” he reportedly claimed.
The Daily Guide report said when the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) took over the case for further interrogation, Daniel Asiedu made a sudden u-turn, allegedly changing his thumb-printed statement by claiming that he had gone to the late JB Danquah-Adu’s house to rob and not to kill him.
However, the report said Daniel, who is now back in police custody, told interrogators he stood by the initial statement he made and that he would be relying on it.