The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has denied any complicity in the murder of Tiger Eye PI’s undercover journalist and investigator, Ahmed Hussein-Suale on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.
A section of Ghanaians on social media have called on the police to invite the lawmaker for questioning in connection with the killing of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ teammate after the lawmaker exposed his identity on his TV station and also incited violence against him.
Also, the lawyer of Tiger Eye PI, Mr Kissi Adjabeng, told Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show on Thursday that: “A sitting Member of Parliament who owns media houses went on his media houses and invited the entire world to beat him up for payment, and that he was going to pay. We complained bitterly about it that this conduct is reckless. You’re a sitting Member of Parliament, you don’t behave like that and that he the sitting Member of Parliament, whose name I refuse to mention, dragged Anas Aremeyaw Anas to the General Legal Council…”
Mr Adjabeng continued: “If you go on air and put a young man’s picture out there and you invite the general public to vehemently beat him up and whatever happens you are going to pay for it, that sitting Member of Parliament should be asked questions now in respect of that reckless conduct he engaged in, and we were amazed that apart from us, nobody was complaining about that conduct and now the young man has been shot dead.
“You put it out there that he should be beaten and you’ll pay for it, certainly, the authorities should ask him some questions. He claims that nobody is above the law, he is definitely also not above the law but he definitely has some questions to answer. You publicly called for his beating up and he’s been killed”.
But reacting to the development on Accra-based Neat FM on Thursday, 17 January 2018, the vociferous MP said his hands are clean.
He said: “I had a call that something was trending on social media; that I have engineered the murder of someone called Ahmed. The guy has not offended me in any way. When I was premiering ‘Who watches the watchman’, somebody told me I knew the guy because I had once given him money for his school fees, so, I told my staff not to allow him into my building again because he is a bad boy and that If he comes around, they should beat him up because he will come and secretly set cameras in the building.
“This is what I said. This boy is not relevant to my life. I’m so blessed, so, why will I go and do something stupid like that? First of all, he has not offended me in any way. They should look for those he has offended. This is cheap propaganda, I’m not afraid of anybody. People say the police should invite me, for what?
“The evil that men do lives after them; that is why I don’t want to offend anybody. Once I speak my mind, it is finished; but to plan a murder, I don’t have time for stupid things like this.”
Mr Agyapong continued: “He and Anas stepped on a lot of toes, so, they have their own enemies that they’ve created not Kennedy Agyapong. I only wanted to expose him to people to know that he is equally corrupt and that is exactly what I did.
“From my investigations, they have offended so many people, so, they should focus and investigate the death well or else the very people who have committed that crime will go scot free.”
Hussein-Suale was killed by unidentified men who were riding on a motorbike on Wednesday night.
He was shot in the chest and neck at Madina in Accra while driving home.
According to his colleagues, nothing was stolen from him.