I went to steal, not to kill – Alleged MP killer

The man arrested for allegedly killing the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North constituency, Mr Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, has told investigators that he went to the MP’s house to steal, not to kill.

According to the charge sheet which was presented at the Accra Magistrate Court on Tuesday, the accused, Daniel Asiedu, 19, said he had to defend himself when in the process of stealing, the MP woke up and held him.

According to him, in the ensuing struggle with the MP, he pulled out his knife and stabbed him several times until he fell down.

Asiedu was said to have gone to the residence of J.B. Danquah at about 1:00am with a catapult, a cutter and a sharp knife.

He entered the house through the iron fence at the blind side of the security man who was said to be sleeping at the time

The accused picked a ladder in the house and climbed to the porch of the top floor and entered the bed room through the window whilst the deceased was sleeping.

He was said to have began to search the room but the deceased woke up and held him. He stabbed deceased on the right chest above the breast. Deceased held the knife and shouted for help but no one came. The accused pulled the knife through the deceased hands creating a deep cut in his palm.

The deceased who was bleeding profusely fell by his bed helpless and the accused stabbed him again on the right chest below the breast.

When the accused realised that the deceased was almost dead, he left him and took away his two iphones and a tablet. He was said to have managed to descend from the top to the back of the house and climbed one of the poly tanks in the house and jumped over the electric fence into the adjoining house and escaped.

Asiedu was on Tuesday arraigned at the Accra Magistrate Court charged with murder. The court presided over by Mr Stephen Owusu remanded him in police custody to re-appear on March 1, 2016, reports Graphic Online’s Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson.

Mr Danquah was stabbed last Tuesday by an unknown assailant (s) at his Shiashie residence in Accra, prompting the police to launch an investigation.

Suspected killer, Asiedu, was arrested after he attempted to unlock two phones he stole from the late MP’s residence, according to police sources. He was reportedly arrested at his girlfriend’s house in Agbogbloshie. 

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