JB Danquah’s alleged killer, Daniel Asiedu has complained about the ill-treatment he receives at the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) cell. The 19-year old who murdered the late Abuakwa North MP laid his complaints to a Magistrate Court.
Asiedu, the accused, says he has been subjected to staying in a box where he is not allowed to come out from unless he wants to use the convenience. He equally says he has complained to no avail about how the security personnels do not allow him to interact with other inmates in the cell. This he made known when he appeared in court on Tuesday.
However prosecutor Superintendent Francis Baah told the court it is the first time hearing the concerns of the suspect and that the court would investigate it further and take appropriate steps to correct it. Judge Steven Owusu has also asked that the suspect is not kept in solitary confinement, and that his rights be protected.
Daniel Asiedu had been arrested following intense investigations by the police upon the death of the late JB Danquah.
He had confessed to committing the crime saying he went to steal and never intended to kill the deceased. The police had equally sent him to the residence of the deceased to demonstrate how he committed the crime. He was then charged on February 16 for murder.
Also in court, counsel for the accused Augustine Obour, told the court that his client, the accused is not mentally stable, and said he needed to be referred to the psychiatric hospital for examination. Although he did not give reasons for the request, he said a report on the suspect’s mental health would help in the trial.
However the court said that more investigations needed to be conducted before such an application could be granted. The case has been adjourned to March 14, 2016.