National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, has called for more protection for Daniel Asiedu, the prime suspect in the murder of late Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North Constituency, J.B. Danquah.
This follows Asieduâ€™s claim that some members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) hired him to assassinate the MP.
â€œI am worried for his safetyâ€¦I wonder if he would be safe in custody if what he is saying is true,â€ Suhuyini said on Breakfast Daily on Citi TV.
Asiedu is standing trial for allegedly murdering the Abuakwa North MP, JB Danquah in 2016.
The suspect on Wednesday voluntarily confessed in court that some NPP members contracted him to assassinate the MP, and also threatened to name the persons behind the murder.
Suhuyini claimed that because some members of the NDC were accused of being behind the death of the MP at the time, it is expedient for the security agencies to boost security for the suspect.
â€œAt the time, there were suggestions from some quarters that this may have been a politically motivated murder. Even though it is not pointing to what we are hearing now, there were some political connotations. And for what I think, it is only further investigations that will establish and provide those answers,â€ he added.
He also called for further investigations to ascertain the truth in the matter.
â€œI wonder if the gentleman would even be safe in custody if what he is saying is true because he is accusing a party in government. One would have thought that maybe he would have been accusing the party in opposition. Maybe because the party in power would have put him up to it, but he is saying that he is now speaking because there were certain agreements he had with certain people in the NPP and they are not meeting that agreement. And he is not unaware that these people may have become powerful by virtue of the outcome of the elections of 2016. So I am worried now for his safety,â€ he added.