A psychiatric examination conducted on Daniel Asiedu, the suspected murderer of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Abuakwa-North, Mr J.B. Danquah-Adu, has shown that he is mentally sound to stand trial.
The psychiatric examination was ordered by the Accra High Court on April 14, 2019 following a prayer by Asiedu’s lawyer, Mr Augustine Obour, who had argued that he believed his client was not mentally sound.
At today’s (June 27, 2019) hearing, Dr Sammy Ohene, a consultant psychiatrist at the Accra psychiatric hospital, presented his report to the court which showed that Asiedu was mentally fit.
The report, which was read by the presiding judge, Justice George Buadi, revealed that Dr Ohene conducted four psychiatric examinations on Asiedu.
“All the four thorough psychiatric examinations did not show any sign of mental disorder,” the report stated.
In view of the report, the presiding judge ordered the trial to commence.
Asiedu pleaded not guilty to three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and murder, while a second accused Vincent Bosso, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery.
Mr Danquah-Adu was murdered at his residence at Shiashie near Accra on February 9, 2016.