Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, had a hand in the appointment of the current Inspector General of Police, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has alleged.
The controversial legislator said he is not surprised that the police are yet to invite Anas over the murder of Tiger Eye PI journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
It may be the latest in the rather long line of Kennedy Agyapong's incendiary comments. Much of it in the past have proven to be hot air.
But whether we can describe this one as hot air or not is actually not the point. To say that the country's top police officer was appointed by the investigative journalist holds security and political consequences.
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1. Agyapong is undermining the president
Per the constitution of the country,a sitting president, in consultation with others, appoints an Inspector-General of Police (IGP).
To allege that the President Akufo-Addo did not choose David Asante Apeatu is not far from saying the president is neglecting his duties.
The fact that Agyapong is a sitting MP and a powerful member of the New Patritotic Party (NPP) only add to the potential impact of his allegation.
2. Agyapong is making Anas look like an invisible and powerful force
The MP is now adding to the mystery surrounding Anas and his work. Already, the journalist's refusal to show his face makes him a mystery.
Agyapong is now making the journalist seem like a dark, all-powerful and controlling force behind happenings. This does not help the country's interests at all.
3. Putting unnecessary pressure on the police
The police are well aware of their job and who to call in their investigations. To be outside the service and throw unsubstantiated allegations about investigations is irresponsible.
Calling comments by Agyapong irresponsible has never stopped him before, unfortunately. But then he is putting pressure on the police in a rather delicate matter.
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4. The rumours are not good for public confidence in our security services
Imagine having a country where your biggest police officer is appointed and controlled by a faceless journalist. If this is true, it is bad enough but imagine a lawmaker throwing the rumours out there.
The public is supposed to be confident in the institutions of state but Agyapong is not helping matters.
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