- Speaker of Ghana's Parliament has reportedly refused to grant the police permission to interrogate the Assin Central MP
- The police wrote to the Speaker to further interrogate the lawmaker over the death of undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale
The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye, has quashed the police’s quest to have Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, interrogated.
Accra-based Starr FM reports that the police wrote to the Speaker seeking permission to further interrogate the lawmaker over the death of TigerEye PI journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Saule.
The report claims the Speaker declined the request and proposed that the police do the interrogation in Parliament.
Ahmed, who is a member of Anas’ Tiger Eye PI team, was found dead in his car, after he was shot by unknown assailants while driving.
He was reportedly shot three times, twice in the chest and another in the neck by gunmen on motorbike around Madina.
A section of the public has partially blamed Mr. Agyapong, especially after the MP exposed the photos of the journalist on TV and called for him to be beaten.
The Minority in Parliament has also called for the police to arrest the MP as the prime suspect in the said murder case.
The legislator, however, maintains that he is innocent and had nothing to do with the crime.
Speaking to the BBC on Monday, January 28, 2019, Mr. Agyapong described the death of Ahmed as unfortunate, but said he has no regrets over sharing the journalist’s photos on TV.
“I bear no moral responsibility over the death and I have no regret. Although I dread what has happened to him, I was just saving Ghanaians from criminals, so I don’t regret showing his picture to the public. I sympathise with the bereaved family because death is unfortunate. [They shouldn’t look at one person and put blame on]. The nature of his [Ahmed’s] work exposed him to a number of things I didn’t contribute to,” Mr. Agyapong said.
“I did not show his picture for people to go and kill him. I was just forewarning people that he is bad that when he comes to their premises, he is going to put gadgets there. I will never regret showing the pictures.”
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Meanwhile, there was a showdown in Parliament on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 when Mr. Agyapong and Asawase lawmaker Muntaka Mubarak hurled insults at each other.
The two MPs were involved in heated exchanges from the lobby onto the floor of the chamber where some colleagues intervened.
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