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June 12, 2021 11:18 pm

Ahmed Suale murder: NIB must summon Ken Agyapong – Captain Smart

The National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) has been asked to summon Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong over the murder of Ahmed Suale.

Captain Smart, who made the call says the vociferous legislator’s comments of knowing the murderer(s) of the journalist should be a reason for his invitation and interrogation.

Speaking on the Smart Show on Smart TV Monday, June 7, 2021, Mr. Smart wondered why the MP has not been invited to answer questions to assist investigations after making those pronouncements.

He was speaking about the Ghanaian political culture where one lives ‘above the law’ when his party is in power whereas others face serious consequences from comments and deeds of lesser immensity.

“Ken Agyapong says he knows those that killed Ahmed Suale but has he been invited? If the GJA [Ghana Journalists Association] was any serious organisation, they would have petitioned the IGP [Inspector General of Police] to invite the Honourable to give sequential account,” he intimated.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a member of the Tiger Eye Private Investigative team was murdered on January 16, 2019, in his vehicle by two unidentified men on motorbikes. He was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck.

Since the killing of Ahmed Suale in January 2019, Kennedy Agyapong has been linked to the act, owing to the fact that not long before the gruesome murder of the journalist, he had mentioned Ahmed’s name and shown his face as one of the people working with Anas, adding that he should be assaulted when found and he (Ken Agyapong) is ready to bear any consequences.

However, he has recently mentioned the name of someone he alleges to be behind the killing of Suale.

According to the Member of Parliament for Assin North, one Ansu Gyeabour, a resident of Kumasi, is allegedly the killer of the journalist.

He explained that he got this information from the police after they assured him that he had been exonerated in the matter.

But the nation’s security forces have not invited the legislator after his comments, which Mr. Smart thinks is startling, and must be called to aid investigations since the National Security would have taken action had those comments come from any journalist.

He explained that even though the president might not be directly involved in the intimidation of media men who criticise the government, it is not an excuse to be silent after the loud implications associated with such actions.

“Maybe you don’t know anything about these because per your statement [that government is not attacking the media but rather criticising], you don’t know anything about it. But when you heard of Okatakyie’s own [threat to stop criticising or resign], what did you do? If you do this, it means you [NPP] are becoming intolerant. At least, the NPP is one of the most media tolerant political parties in the world but this is not it,” he declared.

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