Recently, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, told Ghanaians that he knows the alleged killer of Ahmed Suale Hussein.
As has been his wont, he got ahead of himself by naming Ansu Gyeabuor, as the guy who slain the investigative journalist with Anas Armeyaw Anas's Tiger Eye PI. We recall that Ahmed Suale was murdered on January 16, 2019 in his vehicle by two unidentified men on motorbikes. He was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck. The Ghana police, through the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), has on more than one occasion, given hints of how close they have been to arresting the perpetrators. The disclosure by Kennedy Agyapong of the name of the suspect, is a slap on the face of not only the security service, but the family of the slain journalist. This newspaper condemns the attempt by the lawmaker to trivialise a rather serious situation that bothers on murder. Clearly, Kennedy Agyapong, got ahead of himself; the police has the duty to arrest, and arraign before court any person, who is suspected to have committed a crime, not an ordinary citizen. Let us assume without admitting that Ansu Gyeabuor, was the person who murdered Ahmed Suale, it does not lie in the mouth of Kennedy Agyapong to make that disclosure. What he did, could make the suspect run away from the country or go into hiding. The same Kennedy Agyapong, was the one who exposed Ahmed Suale by displaying his pictures on his Net 2 television and asked people to beat him anywhere they meet him and come for a reward. We are compelled to remind Kennedy Agyapong that he was not elected to be playing the police. If he has any information that could be useful in helping to apprehend the perpetrators of that heinous crime, he should make it available to the relevant agency; that is his civic duty. The family of Ahmed Suale, needs a closure, they have suffered enough and these pronouncements from Kennedy Agyapong, only go to increase their pain. The Legislator, must learn to keep quiet, if he has nothing better to say, not everything is about him.