The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has cautioned the security agencies not to focus their attention solely on the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyepong, as a prime suspect and use him as a scapegoat following the gruesome murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, an investigative journalist who worked with Anas Amereyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI investigative out.
The umbrella family which is the largest opposition political party in the country wants the security agencies to look beyond the Assin Central lawmaker and strive hard to bring the perpetrators of the heinous crime to book.
In a statement dated Friday, January 18, 2019, and signed by the General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the party said while agreeing in principle Hon. Agyepong’s possible involvement in the murder of Hussein-Suale, it would be prudent for the security agencies to tread with caution.
“We have also noted public outcry and demand for the arrest of Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central. While taking a serious view of his outrageous call for the assault of the late journalist and agreeing in principle with his questioning for possible involvement in this crime, we caution against the mere scapegoating of Mr. Agyapong as a ruse to cover up a potentially more sinister plot behind this killing”, the statement in part noted.
The party commenting further said the spate of violent crimes resulting in the brutal murder of five innocent Ghanaians within the last one month coupled with others some few months ago is a clear manifestation that the President Akufo-Addo-led government has failed in guaranteeing safety and security to Ghanaians.
“The current situation evokes a sort of lawlessness that demonstrates failure on the part of the Akufo-Addo government to live up to its most fundamental responsibility – guaranteeing the safety and security of Ghanaians”, the statement in part further read.
It added “There is no doubt, in the wake of the recent gruesome killings that we are in an era of contract killings reminiscent of the final years of the previous NPP Administration. The impunity and nonchalance with which these murders have been carried out, point to an emboldening of the criminals behind them, which stems directly from the unacceptably weak response from government and security agencies”.