“There can be no escape route for Kennedy Agyapong, as nothing can be further from the truth, that, it was his extremely reckless and criminal conduct that led to the death of our brother,” the family of Ahmed Hussein Suale, has asserted.
This comes on the back of comments made by the Assin Central legislator, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, that he knows nothing about the death of the late investigative journalist despite having incited his staff to beat him up upon sight.
Following Ahmed Suale’s involvement in the making of one of Tiger Eye PI’s pieces, Number 12, which detailed the ills in the football industry, Ahmed Suale became a target for Kennedy Agyapong who said the journo’s presence at his work premises meant he was planning to set them up, and thus, told staff of Net 2 TV and Oman FM to assault him wherever they see him and he was ready to bear the cost.
“Yes, that is him, Ahmed, he lives at Madina…wherever you see him beat him up. I will pay for the cost,” the family has quoted Ken Agyapong to have said in a statement signed by Ibrahim Kamilu Tahiru for and on behalf of the Divela Ahmed Hussein Suale Family August 16, 2023, adding that the MP’s deeds were criminal and reckless.
“It was reckless for him to have shown the photos of Ahmed on his Net 2 TV while revealing his residential location. And it was criminal for him to have rallied thugs to unleash violence on Ahmed for a ransom, he, Kennedy Agyapong was willing to pay. But for Kennedy Agyapong’s reckless and criminal conduct, nobody would have known the face of Ahmed, who was an undercover reporter of Tiger Eye working on BBC projects.
“Therefore, the post facto attempt to shift the blame on the professional conduct of Ahmed, cannot hold. Over the period, Kennedy Agyapong has tried strenuously to change the effect of his call for retribution against Ahmed by saying his comments were location-bound, i.e., presence at Net 2 premises,” the release indicated.
According to the family, “clearly, Kennedy Agyapong was rallying support for the lynching of Ahmed without any restriction.”
Ahmed Suale, 31, an investigative journalist, worked with Tiger Eye PI, the investigative firm established by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, known for its use of undercover journalistic methods to expose corruption and other ills in society.
His murder in Accra in January 2019, sent shivers down the spine of media practitioners across the continent who were aware of the Tiger Eye team’s work, causing many journalists in Ghana to openly express fear for their lives.
Ken Agyapong had cited Ahmed Suale as one of Anas’ men who put together the damning documentary on corruption in Ghana football, dubbed, Number 12.
During an interview on TV3’s New Day with Roland Walker Wednesday, August 16, 2023, the MP said he is not going to change anything he said about Ahmed just because he wants to be president even though he knows nothing about his death.
“He was a bad man. I won’t change my stance on him because I want to be President. His own deeds caused his death not me,” Ken Agyapong said on TV3.