JB Case Adjourned To May 5

An Accra High Court has adjourned the case of the two accused persons in the murder of Abuakwa North MP JB Danquah-Adu to May 5.

This was after the court was informed that the state prosecutor could not appear in court because she had a training programme to attend.

Meanwhile, the family of the late MP has petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reopen investigations into circumstances leading to his death.

The family has also disclosed it will open a petition book to seek two million signatures across the country from Members of Parliament, Ministers of State, chiefs, politicians as well as ordinary Ghanaians who want the president to open fresh investigations into the matter.

Mr Danquah-Adu was stabbed to death on 9 February, 2016 at his Shiashie home. Two persons, Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bossu, are standing trial for their alleged roles in the murder but the family in a statement said the process of seeking justice has been slow.

“How then do we lose a public servant, so beloved, in such a manner, without the penalty for those responsible being swift and merciless?” the family wondered.

To that end, the family has called on government and police investigative forces to apply more fervour in their pursuance of the truth, to bring the real culprits to justice.

“Government must make sure to set the precedent of intolerance for violent acts against citizens of the country and even more importantly for its own members. We must all make sure that this is a case which comes to a close and that the true perpetrators are brought to light with accuracy and immediacy, with the use of the truth, the facts and the evidence,” the statement said.