The presiding judge in the murder trial of JB Danquah Adu, Justice Lydia Osei Marfo, is aiming for the trial’s completion in March 2024. Delays were encountered as one of the jurors had been on maternity leave since October of the previous year.
To expedite the case, the court, along with the jury, prosecution, and defense lawyers, has agreed on a schedule spanning from February 20 to March 27, 2024. The trial, which had stalled since the beginning of the legal year in 2023/24, is now back on track.
Asiedu, who pleads not guilty to murder and robbery charges, is currently undergoing cross-examination from the defense. Prosecution, led by Mrs. Sefakor Batse, a Principal State Attorney, will conclude their case following this cross-examination.
In a bid to ensure a swift trial, the court, along with the jury, prosecution, and defense lawyers, has set additional dates from February 20 to March 27, 2024, to finalize the case.
“Further dates have been agreed upon for the continuation of this trial, which starts from February 20 to March 27, 2024, by which time the trial would have been completed,” stated Justice Lydia Osei Marfo before adjourning the case to February 20, 2024.
Daniel Asiedu, also known as Sexy Don Don, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder and is currently standing trial. He has similarly denied the charge of robbery. Asiedu, along with Vincent Bossu, alias Agongo, faces charges of conspiracy to rob and remains in lawful custody. Prosecution is actively presenting witnesses, with the investigator currently in the witness box.