When Daniel Asiedu, the suspected killer of late JB. Danquah was arrested by the police in Accra, Ghana, after he tried to unlock the phones taken from the murder scene, ex-convict in a thumb printed confession stated he was offered the sum of two thousand Ghana cedes to kill the late parliamentarian. Daniel in his confession said he was picked up in a taxi by his accomplices who are still at large, Avenger and Agogo junior and was driven to the scene of the operation, and on getting there, a ladder was provided for him to gain access into the house to commit the murder. And his four month old pregnant girlfriend who is also assisting the police in their investigation stated that truly her boyfriend also known as Sexy Don returned home on February 7, at dawn with his clothes stained with blood.
However, barely 24 hours after his initial confession, the alleged killer, Daniel Asiedu changed his confessions saying nobody paid him to kill the late JB. Danquah, that he and his colleagues had gone into the house to rob the politician who unfortunately woke up in the process while they were trying to remove the TV on the wall, grabbed him by the neck and out of fear he stabbed him in the ribs, and neck because he tried to struggle with them and was also shouting for help. In that process, one of the other two guys who had taken two phones and an ipad of the deceased handed him the two phones as they fled the scene of the crime leaving the man in his pool of blood. He was pronounced dead by the doctors by the time the police arrived with him at the hospital.
The police, however, on their part who took both alleged statements from the suspect, are yet to address the media and the public on this issue on why the suspected killer who once confessed that he was contracted for killing the late MP, suddenly
changed it to a case of robbery and self defense.
In another development, over the week, allegations were also made against Stan Xoese Dogbe, the Head of Communications at the Presidency as the master mind behind the killing of the Member of Parliament, because claims had it that information retrieved from the late MP’s phone indicated that he had been threatened by Mr. Dogbe a few days before his death, which he vehemently denied via his facebook page, saying the opposition party, National Patriotic Party(NNP) which the deceased was a member as well, are just pursuing a strategy to paint the incumbent president, black, because the party did not have a campaign message for the 2016 presidential election.
He was quoted to have said, “It’s their campaign strategy, probably outlined for them by their hardworking strategist to publish falsehood about the president and the eventual winner of the 2016 election. Adding that he and his team are yet to be invited by the security agents for questioning.
However, according to the Ghanaian tradition and culture, the one week rite for the deceased was observed in Accra on Thursday which was attended by the Vice President, Mr. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur and stated in the condolence register opened for the late parliamentarian, “This is one crime that is impossible to explain. The motive is lost to everybody. All we know is that it has terminated the life of a promising man. A career has been cut short. Ghana is the loser. We sympathize with the family and pray that they will be able to carry on. May J.B Danquah rest in peace.”
Three times failed presidential candidate of the NNP, Mr John Alan K. Kyerematen in his speech described the late MP as an enterprising entrepreneur. “Looking at what JB did for his constituents, I think he is a good example of what young professionals can do to support the development of the county if they go into politics. One outstanding thing about him was that he was able to relate with everybody, in spite of their political allegiance. That is what we need in politics of our country.”
Also present at the one week rite was the widow of the late MP, Mrs. Danquah-Adu who sat quietly with her hands buried in her black cloth, because tradition would not allow her to shake hands with anyone.