The Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), has denied reports suggesting that it has concealed vital information obtained from Daniel Asiedu, the suspected killer of former Abuakwa North MP, J.B Danquah-Adu.
The Daily Guide Newspaper in its Friday, May 20 edition, reported that the BNI held back on vital information from the accused which implicates a Member of Parliament in the gruesome act.
The paper suggested that the confessions of Daniel Asiedu changed between the time that he was in the custody of the BNI, and when the police took over the case.
But speaking during a meeting with a group of journalists from the Community Development Programme of ECOWAS in Accra today [Friday], the Director of BNI, Pius Awelinga, said the newspaper publication is inaccurate.
He said although the BNI was involved in the case, it was only keeping Daniel Asiedu in custody for the police.
Daniel Asiedu, who has confessed he killed the MP albeit unintentionally, and one other suspect, are standing trial.
The second suspect, Vincent Bosso, was recently arrested and charged with abetement of crime.
How suspect killed JB Danquah
According to Daniel Asiedu, he entered the MP’s house to steal but not to kill. He said he had to stab the MP who held him tight during a struggle.
The charge sheet stated that, Daniel Asiedu went to the residence of JB Danquah at about 1:00am with “catapult, a cutter and a sharp knife…[went] through the iron fence at the blind side of the security man who was fast asleep.”
“The suspect picked a ladder in the house and climbed to the porch of the top floor and entered the bed room through the window whilst the deceased was sleeping. Suspect began to search the room but deceased woke up and held him. He stabbed deceased on the right chest above the breast. Deceased held the knife and shouted for help but no one came. The suspect pulled the knife through the deceased hands creating a deep cut in his palm.
“Deceased who was bleeding profusely fell by his bed helpless and the suspect stabbed him again on the right chest below the breast. Suspect realizing that the deceased was almost dead left him and took away his two iPhones and a tablet. Suspect managed to descend from the top to the back of the house and climbed one of the polytanks in the house and jumped over the electric fence into the adjoining house and escaped.”
The late MP was buried last month at his hometown in the Eastern Region.