JB murder: Judge warns lawyer over continuous absence

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The Judge in the murder trial of Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bossu has expressed worry over the continuous absence of counsel for the accused persons.

Asiedu, aka Sexy Don Don, and Bossu, alias Agogo, are standing trial for murder and abetment respectively, but their lawyer, Mr Augustines Abour, has not been in court for some sittings, without any permission.

In court on Wednesday, the unhappy-looking trial judge, Justice Lydia Ossei Marfo, sitting at the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court, said if counsel did not show up in court on the next adjourned date, she would be forced to write to Legal Aid for another lawyer.

This was after Senior State Attorney Hilda Craig had told the court that she had notified counsel in the case about the court sitting through a message.

She told the court that Mr Obour had not been in court for not only this case but also some other cases she had been doing with him in other courts.

The Senior State Attorney, however, pleaded with the court to give him another chance since he might be under the weather and not deliberate.

“Free Agogo”

Asiedu, the self-confessed killer of the Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu, urged the court to free Bossu, alias Agogo.

Daniel Asiedu said his colleague Vincent Bossu should be freed since he was innocent of the crime and charges leveled against him.

The judge said it was not her duty to release the second accused person unless the Attorney General came out that Vincent was innocent after investigation.

The case has been adjourned to October 16, 2020.

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