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General News of Monday, 21 January 2019


Kennedy Agyapong slams BBC over Ahmed's murder reportage

Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central

Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has slammed the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) over Ahmed's murder reportage.

According to the legislator, the BBC has been bias in their reportage of the murdered Tiger Eye PI investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.

In an interview that he granted Kofi TV, the controversial MP expressed his disappointment at the BBC claiming that their reportage on Ahmed's death implicates him.

Kennedy Agyapong rendering his disappointment said in twi "BBC too they have gone to make a cheap reportage that I called for his (Ahmed's) head."

"They (BBC) are foolish. They are cheapening journalism because they are using Anas' false information", he slammed.

The MP who is also the Chairman of Kencity Multimedia continued and said "Look at how CNN broadcasts their news and look at how BBC also broadcasts theirs. As for BBC, they are cheapening themselves".

"Anas could not have used CNN like the way he used BBC. He is cheapening their reportage because they don't crosscheck their information before reporting in line with the video Anas released", he added.

Kennedy Agyapong has been furious since Anas posted a video of him calling for violent attacks on Ahmed somewhere in June 2018.

He claimed such a move by Anas is making people suspect and accuse him of masterminding Ahmed's murder which in actual fact he did not do.

The 'tough-talking' MP was hitting at the BBC since the BBC in their reportage, mentioned the video involving Kennedy Agyapong calling for violent attacks on Ahmed.

The MP in his slam at BBC also said 'If they are in Britain, does not mean they are better than me here in Ghana. Nonsense!"

On Thursday, January 17, 2019, published that Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a key partner to investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has been shot and killed in Madina, Accra on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 around 9pm.

Few hours after the incident, Anas Aremeyaw Anas posted a video on his Facebook wall involving Kennedy Agyapong revealing the identity of Ahmed on his TV station, NET 2 TV.

Many people, on seeing the video began to slam Kennedy Agyapong with some sections accusing him of allegedly masterminding the young journalist's murder.

But Kennedy Agyapong on the other hand has denied any wrongdoing and said he did not murder Ahmed even though he called out for violent attacks on him.

Somewhere in June 2018, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, together with his Tiger Eye PI team, released a documentary titled 'Number 12' which revealed rots in Ghanaian football.

The documentary led to the sack of former Ghana Football Association boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi as well as a ban placed on some referees who appeared to have meddled in corruption as shown in the documentary.

In the wake of the documentary release in June, Kennedy Agyapong was one person who publicly opposed the documentary and lambasted the Tiger Eye PI team for such a documentary.

In his rant against the Tiger Eye PI team at the time, Kennedy Agyapong released pictures purported to be some members of the highly investigative journalistic team.

Among the photos he released was Ahmed Hussein-Suale who Kennedy Agyapong described as a very bad boy, thus must be beaten if he comes close to his premises.