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General News of Tuesday, 22 January 2019


Go beyond tweets - Agbee to Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must demonstrate enough commitment to the security of the citizens, David Agbee, a security analyst, has said.

According to him, the country has been plunged into a state of fear following the recent killings of some Ghanaians including an investigative journalist with Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s Tiger Eye PI firm, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.

Speaking on the journalist’s murder on Ghana Yensom on Accra 100.5FM on Tuesday, 22 January 2019, Mr. Agbee said: “The tweet by the president regarding this matter is not enough. The president must demonstrate enough commitment towards the security of the country.”

He added: “It is shocking that as of now, we have not heard any message from the president regarding the recent killings apart from the simple tweet which we can’t even be sure that he tweeted personally.”

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has, in a statement, said it has interrogated the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong over the murder.

“A team of detectives and other experts have interrogated Hon Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central and a statement taken from him,” the police said in a statement signed by ASP David Eklu, Director General/Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service.

Mr Agyapong incited violence against 31-year-old Hussein-Suale and unmasked him by splashing his photos on his TV station as well as on social media, following the Number 12 undercover documentary produced by Tiger Eye, which exposed a lot of rot in African football leading to the resignation of Ghana’s FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi as well as the sacking of over 40 referees.

Even though Mr. Agyapong has denied any involvement in the killing of the journalist, his critics, including the Minority Caucus in parliament, say he must be arrested, questioned and prosecuted for the murder, since, in their argument, his conduct amounted to abetment of crime.

Hussein-Suale was shot thrice on Wednesday, 17 January 2019 at Madina, a suburb of Accra while driving home around 10 p.m.

His assailants made their getaway on a motorbike.