Dr Lawrence Edusei, the pathologist who carried out the autopsy on the body of former Abuakwa North Member of Parliament (MP) Joseph Boakye Danquah Adu, has disclosed that the legislator died of exsanguination resulting from multiple stab injuries.
“The cause of death, is exsanguination, due to multiple stab injuries of neck and chest,” Dr Edusei told the Criminal Court 5 division of the Accra High Court during cross-examination on Monday, 31 January 2022.
According to the Pathologist, the results of the autopsy he conducted on the body of the deceased in 2016, was stolen when armed robbers broke into his house.
The Pathologist noted that although the autopsy was conducted on the deceased in 2016, he prepared the report on Thursday, February 8, 2018.
“After the post mortem examination, I typed my own report on my PC. In 2016, while I was at a conference in Germany, thieves broke into my house and packed everything.
“Because we do have the same information in the Police Hospital, I accessed it in 2018,” the Pathologist explained.
He further noted that the late legislator died from “exsanguination.”
There was “virtually no blood in the body” of the late legislator, who died of “an unnatural cause,” Dr Edusei stated.
The case has since been adjourned to Tuesday, 1 February 2022.
The Abuakwa North MP was stabbed to death in 2016 at his Shiashie residence in Accra.
His alleged killer, Daniel Asiedu, was arrested a few days after the 9 February 2016 murder.
He has been standing trial with a second suspect.