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"Post-Mortem Report Of J.B Danquah Stolen" – Pathologist

Dr Lawrence Edusei, a pathologist, has told the High Court in Accra that the post-mortem examination he completed on the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa North Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu’s body in 2016 was taken after robbers entered into his house.

On Monday, January 31, 2022, Dr Edusei testified for the prosecution in the Criminal Court 5 division of the High Court, saying he was away at a conference in Germany when robbers entered into his residence and stole the examination report. Dr Edusei testified during cross-examination by lawyer Yaw Danquah that many stabs on the deceased’s body and neck led the team to the conclusion that exsanguination was the cause of death. “After the post mortem examination, I typed my own report on my PC. In 2016, while I was at a conference in Germany, thieves broke into my house and packed everything.

Because we do have the same information in the Police Hospital, I accessed it in 2018,” the Pathologist told the court.

The case has been adjourned to February 1, 2022, by the court presided over by Her Ladyship Justice Lydia Osei Marfo, for more cross-examination.

The Pathologist (PW5) was followed by Samuel Berko Sarkodie, the late MP’s driver (PW1), Samuel Apraku Mensah, his night security guard (PW2), Kennedy Koranchie, a mobile phone repairer (PW3), and George Amofa, as the first five of the state’s ten witnesses.

On February 9, 2016, at the age of 50, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu was murdered in his Shiashi Legon Home.

The prosecution’s preliminary facts showed that the former MP and his family lived in a one-story house near East Legon, an Accra suburb, while major suspects Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso lived in Agbogbloshie, also in Accra. On February 8, 2016, at about 11:40 p.m., the MP was escorted home in his private automobile.

The driver returned home after handing over the car keys to Mr Danquah-Adu, after which the MP retired to bed in a room on the first floor of his residence. Asiedu is believed to have gotten inside the residence with the help of Bosso, who scaled the wall on the blind side of a security guard who was fast sleeping.

While Mr Danquah-Adu was sleeping, Asiedu chose a ladder, went onto a porch on the top level, and entered the MP’s bedroom through a window.

The MP awoke and grabbed Asiedu while he was exploring the room. Asiedu stabbed the MP in the right chest above the breast during the battle. As a result, the MP gripped the knife, and Asiedu drew it through his hand, causing a severe cut in his palm.

Asiedu stabbed the legislator three times in the right side of his chest and neck after he bled profusely and slumped on his bed.

When Asiedu saw the MP was dying, he exited the room, seized three iPhones, and fled with his accomplice. Story by: Abugre Abayeta .



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