The Magistrate Court hearing the trial of the two suspected murderers of the Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, today [Thursday] kicked out journalists covering the case from the courtroom.
The Magistrate, Arit Nsemoh, after the entry of the two suspects; Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bossu, ordered the police officers stationed within the courtroom to prevent all journalists from entering.
[contextly_sidebar id=”W4dQGGL67UWn2Qu9Dk0UB8oSsmmbDIbh”]The police were also ordered to usher out journalists already seated in the court.
No reason was given for the Magistrate’s decision.
The two suspects were arraigned a week ago after a high court discharged them due to a nolle prosequi filed by the Attorney General, and their subsequent re-arrest.
The decision to drop the case was initially met with some backlash from the public until the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, clarified that the suspects would be re-arrested after investigations into the case re-opened.
The suspects have been charged with murder and the abetment of murder. The case was adjourned on June 1 because the prosecution said it was waiting for advice from the Attorney General.
Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu was on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, stabbed to death at his Shiashie residence in Accra.
Two days after his murder, police arrested a first suspect, Daniel Asiedu, who allegedly confessed to committing the crime. Vincent Bossu, was later arrested as having conspired with Aseidu to commit the crime.
By: Fred Djabanor/citifmonline.com/Ghana