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J.B. Danquah Adu Murder: Trial Postponed as Jurors Strike Enters Next Month

Sexy Don Don, the man accused of murdering the late MP has been on trial for the past eight years since the crime happened

The High Court hearing the eight-year murder case of late Abukwa MP, J.B. Danquah Adu has had to adjourn the trial over the current strike by jurors.

Earlier this month, jurors declared nationwide strikes over unpaid allowances, stalling most cases at courts requiring jury service, including the trial of Daniel Asiedu, aka. Sexy Don Don, the man accused of murdering the late MP.

At a previous hearing last week, Asiedu testified that he had been coerced by police officers, to admit to the crime.

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“It was the three impersonating officers who overpowered the MP and killed him at his residence … Asiedu cannot overpower the MP physically,” his lawyers said when they cross-examined the case investigator, ASP Augustine Nkrumah in February.

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Last month, they had sought to have the court subpoena the late MP’s wife, a househelp, and two other Members of Parliament, Ken Agyapong and Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekufful to testify. However, that request was denied by the court.


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Asiedu has meanwhile been on trial for the past eight years since the late J.B. Danquah Adu was found murdered at his home in 2016.

Now that jurors are on strike, the case has been adjourned to June 10, in hopes that the strike would have ended by then.

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