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Journalist murder: Suspected Ghana MP leaves country after police invitation

KENNEDY Agyapong, a member of parliament in Assin Central Accra, Ghana, identified as a suspect in the murder of an investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, has left the country.

Ahmed  was killed in Madina, Accra on his way home by two gunmen on a motorbike.  His death is said to be connected to an undercover report, corruption in Ghana football, published recently.

In a video released by Anas Aremeyaw Anas , the lawmaker was seen telling the public to slap and beat the reporter and report back to him if anything happens.

The journalist before his death was Anas’s partner and head of the Tiger Eye Private Investigation in Ghana.

Agyapong who owns NTE2 and other media outfits in Ghana said he only called for Hussein-Suale to be beaten after employees at NET2 reported sighting him in the station’s premises. As a way of exonerating himself, the MP also claimed that he helped pay the murdered journalist school fees in 2012 .

On Thursday,  however, Agyapong was  seen preparing to fly out of the country after being questioned by the police, a trip the MP defends as being pre-planned before the journalist was murdered.

The departure of Agyapong from Ghana has incited Ghanaians on the social media, calling for   their government to carry out a proper inquiry to bring the perpetrators of the crime to book.

The MP has also accused Anas and his lawyer of hanging the murder of the journalist on him. He also said Anas was a suspect, saying there was no love lost between Hussein-Suale and Anas before the death of the journalist. He said the acclaimed journalist might have ordered the hit to keep certain things shrouded in secrecy.

But Anas has rejected Agyapong’s allegations calling it “the words of a liar”. He told the Premium Times that he never had any issue with the deceased reporter.

“The politician is known to be a liar, I do not think that anybody should take anything he says seriously.

“On the day my reporter died I was sitting with him, and he left me for an assignment,” he said.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale is expected to be buried Friday in accordance with Islamic rites.

 

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