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General News of Monday, 24 April 2017


Ken Agyapong is unable to insult me because I saved his life – Ephson

Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper, Ben Ephson, has revealed that maverick politician and Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyepong is unable to insult him because he saved his life.

Mr Agyapong is known to be most of the time acerbic in his public conversation but speaking on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM Monday, Mr Ephson stated that the vociferous legislator after getting to know that he (Ephson) had saved his life, he has never spoken ill of him.

“You see why Ken Agyapong in the run-up to the 2016 election always found it very difficult to insult me. When ever he tried to insult me, he pulled the brakes but people didn’t understand why. This is the reason, until he spoke about it openly, I wouldn’t have ever spoken about this in public. I did it for the work of God. When the issue happened I never informed Ken about what I’d heard. If I’d told him he would have made a lot of noise about it and the plan would have been aborted. Again I had done my christian duty of informing the relevant authorities about the planned attack on Ken and I needn’t inform him of such event. If the informant had not mentioned my name in court nobody would have known that I led the informant to tell then IGP about the evil plot.”

The MP disclosed on radio last week how the veteran Journalist stopped some criminals from killing him some years ago.

Mr Agyapong recounted that an informant revealed the plot of the thugs to murder him to Ben Ephson. The informant had wanted Mr Ephson to publish it as a story but instead, the latter reported the evil plan to the then Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan, who provided security for Mr. Agyapong.

Mr Ephson who confirmed the claims of Mr Agyepong further stated that the miscreants eventually tried to carry out the devious plan but were busted by the police.