J.B Danquah’s Killer Says His Cell Room is Too Hot & Wants Air Condition to Be Fixed As Part of His Human Rights
Daniel Asiedu, the suspected murderer of the late New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament, for the Abuakwa North Constituency, Joseph Boakye Danquah who is currently being held at a BNI Cells in Accra has made an appeal to Ghana’s Human Rights court, saying, his cell room is too hot and as such the court should order the government to fix an air condition for his human comfort.
His request which was made by his lawyer this afternoon relied on Human Rights.
The lawyer brilliantly argued that, though it’s generally hot in Ghana, his client has managed to fix an air condition in his bedroom for his own comfort and since the State has detained him, he should be provided with an equal or closely related comfort—else, it amounts to a breach of his fundamental human rights, especially at a time that he has not been found guilty of the charges levelled against him.
“My client has a general problem with heat and as such has worked hard for many years to fix air-condition in his bedroom, one of his most cherished accomplishments. This has become part of his true enjoyments as a human being. Therefore, completely denying him access to this or anything close to such a comfort at a time that he has not even been found guilty of any crime is a breach of his human rights,” the lawyer said.
Not long ago, Daniel Asiedu through his lawyer also requested that he should be allowed to have access to s*x with his pregnant girlfriend—a request which the court denied. After this, he requested for a change in the food being served to him in cells—claiming he does not really like Kenkey, the regularly served meal.
The court is yet to decide on Asiedu’s new comfort request and experts claim it is very likely this request would be granted—considering the unbearable heat in Ghana, which is ten times in a typical Ghanaian cell.