Accusing Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong of complicity in the assassination of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale without any substantive evidence is unfair, Mr Adib Saani, Executive Director of the Centre for Human Security and Peace Building, has said.
In a short video through which he announced the murder of his colleague investigator, ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, according to North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, created the impression that the 31-year-old was necessarily killed because of a months-old utterance made against him by Mr Agyapong.
Hussein-Suale was shot thrice on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at Madina, a suburb of Accra while driving home around 10 p.m. His assailants made their getaway on a motorbike.
Shortly after Ahmed’s gruesome murder, the world-renowned investigative journalist pieced together a short video containing an old clip of Mr Agyapong’s incitement of violence against Mr Hussein-Suale last year after Tiger Eye PI premiered the Number 12 undercover documentary which exposed rot in African football that led to the resignation of Ghana’s FA president, Kwesi Nyantaki and his subsequent banning for life from all football-related activities by FIFA, for taking bribe.
Apart from inciting violence against Hussein-Suale, Mr Agyapong is also seen in the clip exposing the undercover journalist’s identity by splashing his photos on his NET2 TV station as well as on social media.
Speaking on the matter in an interview with Accra News’ Katakyie Obeng Mensah, Tuesday, 22 January 2019, Mr Saani said: “His [Mr Agyapong’s] rhetoric might have influenced somebody to do that but I think it will be an exaggeration and also unfair to accuse him of being behind the assassination. It is up to the security agencies to determine whether he had the ability to carry out that act but I think the investigations should be broadened.”