Hussien-Suale’s murder: Anas, everybody is a suspect – Lawyer

Senior Lecturer of the Ghana School of Law, Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang, has asked the Ghana Police Service not to leave out anybody in solving the murder of the late investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.

Lawyer Opoku-Agyemang says every person who has been investigated by Hussein-Suale should be added on the investigations list to ascertain the perpetrators behind his gruesome assassination.

He was speaking on Adom FM’s current affairs show, Burning Issues, on Monday, January 21, 2019.

He indicated that an invitation of the former boss of Hussein, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, would be very crucial.

He wants police to interrogate “when he [Anas] heard it [about the death of Hussein-Suale], who informed him, how he heard it, how his informant relayed the information to him.”

He said all these questions would aid with the ongoing investigations.

Lawyer Opoku-Agyemang says nothing should be taken for granted in such matters considering the critical nature of the work Hussein-Suale was doing.

He adds that the good works of Hussein-Suale would have gone against a lot of personalities including his own colleagues.

“You’re fighting for something which is good but certainly you’re also stamping on the toes of others, denying others of their daily bread and maybe you’ve seen something at where you work and may want to stop but because your colleagues may think you will disclose certain information, they may also haunt you so we should not discount anything,” he said on the current affairs show.

The lawyer stated that everyone can be the devil’s advocate and can be liable for a crime for which reason he always begins his lecture on The Law of Evidence with the quote: “All human beings are devil advocates and when a human being is faced with a difficulty, he will fabricate, lie and concord. That one there is no exception and nobody is a saint in matters like this and I repeat, nobody should be left out in the investigations of this matter.”

Meanwhile, the Minority in Parliament earlier organised a press conference accusing the NPP government of recording a lot of insecurity since assuming office in January 2017.

Addressing the media in Accra on Monday, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs said: “ever since President Akufo-Addo became President, the security situation in the country has become very porous to the extent that Ghanaians are now living in perpetual fear.”

“For instance, according to statistics from the Ghana Police Service, incidents of robbery cases recorded at the end of the year 2017 were 1,772 as compared to 1,397 in 2016. This figure represents a 27% increase. The situation did not improve in 2018 as robbery cases alone hit 968 in the 1st quarter.

“Given the difficult times we find ourselves as a country with regards to the management of our security, we call on the President as the Commander-In-Chief of our Armed Forces and the Chairman of the National Security Council to put in place measures to stem the alarming incidents of contract killings and robberies in the country. Such measures should include an assurance and concrete interventions from the President that will rid our country of the growing sense of insecurity,” Spokesperson of the Minority on defence James Agalga stated.