The judge hearing the murder case of the late MP for Abuakwa North, J.B. Danquah Adu, has vented her frustration over the lack of legal representation for the suspected murderer.
On Friday, Justice Lydia Osei Marfo is reported to have wondered why even the Legal Aid Service would not send a Lawyer to represent Daniel Asiedu, alias Sexy Dondon, who is said to have been confessed as the murderer.
While speaking to another Lawyer from the Legal Aid Service who was representing a different suspect in a case, the Judge is said to have lamented that her letter officially requesting representation for Asiedu has gone unanswered by the Legal Aid outfit.
“I don’t know why nobody wants to touch this case. It is nothing extraordinary just come and do it to the best of your ability,” the judge said in frustration lamenting that the lack of representation has been stalling the case.
Daniel Asiedu reportedly has been without a lawyer since November 2020. This according to a report by the Daily Graphic, is due to the withdrawal of his counsel, Mr Augustine Obour, who had been defending him for close to five years on a pro-bono basis.
Mr Obour is said to have explained that he opted to withdraw his services after a video that went viral showed Asiedu confessing to killing Mr Danquah-Adu.
Asiedu has also openly confessed that the murder was a hit job and that he had been hired by some people in the NPP, including MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, to kill the Abuakwa North MP.
Sexy Dondon has alleged that Ken Agyapong had also coached him to frame the murder on the NDC after he was successful at the killing. However, Ken Agyapong has rubbished the claim.
In the early days of the revelation, there had been allegations that Asiedu had lost his sanity, a thing that appeared to be aimed at allowing him to plead insanity in court. However, a psychiatric evaluation showed the suspect was very sane.