Court orders ‘legal aid’ for JB’s killer

The Accra High Court has ordered the court’s registrar to write to the Legal Aid Scheme to provide a lawyer for Daniel Asiedu, the man alleged to have killed Mr J.B. Danquah-Adu, then Member of Parliament for Abuakwa-North.

The court, presided over by Mr Justice George Buadi, gave the order after Asiedu came to court without a lawyer and also rejected the services of the lawyer who represented him during the committal proceedings at the Accra Central District Court.

Asiedu further told the court that he does not trust any lawyer in the country, and therefore he wanted the services of a lawyer from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

According to Asiedu, lawyers from the ICC are truthful and will represent his best interest. In response, Mr Justice Buadi told the alleged murderer not to have such perception about lawyers in Ghana because any lawyer appointed to represent him will defend him properly.

The judge also told Asiedu that only lawyers called to the Bar and licensed to practice in Ghana can defend him, as hearing continues on April 15, 2019.

Source: Fiilafmonline/GRAPHIC

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