February 16, 2016

Late Joseph Boakye Danquah’s alleged killer has been charged with murder at a court hearing in Accra.

The suspect, Daniel Asiedu, 19 single-handedly broke through the bedroom of the MP using a ladder and committed the horrendous crime, according to the Police charge sheet.

“…The suspect picked a ladder in the house and climbed to the porch of the top floor and entered the bedroom through the window while the deceased was sleeping. The suspect began to search the room but the deceased woke up and held him.

“He stabbed the deceased on the right above the breast. Deceased held the knife and shouted for help but no one came. The suspect pulled the knife through the deceased hand creating a deep cut in his palm. The deceased who was bleeding profusely fell on the floor by his bed helpless and the suspect stabbed him again in his right chest below the breast,” portions of the charge sheet read.

An Accra Magistrate court presided over by his Lordship Steven Owusu remanded him into police custody and he’s billed to reappear in court March 1.

The deceased MP was stabbed to death at his Shiashie residence Tuesday dawn, February 9, 2016.