The Member of Parliament for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini has called on the Police to charge his colleague MP, Kennedy Agyapong for threatening the late investigative journalist Ahmed Suale before his demise.
Explaining the reason for which the NDC in its recently launched manifesto included a campaign pledge of reopening inquiries into the murder of Mr Suale, the lawmaker said it is to “assure journalists that they will have the freedom to practice their trade, with the love that they have always shown for their profession. But even when, an individual or a group of individuals decide to threaten them to a point of committing a crime against them, the state will be there to serve them justice”.
He continued; “For me, this Ahmed Suale issue there are some straight forward issues. For example, if for nothing at all, we do know that a sitting member of parliament very close to this government was on record to have threatened the young man.
“Threatening someone in this country is a crime, for God’s sake. To threaten someone and to incite people against another person, it’s another crime. And he did all of that on live TV. What kind of investigation does the Ghana police service need to establish that indeed that member of parliament incited people against the murdered Ahmed?.”
The opposition NDC in its manifesto says if it forms the next government, it intends to conduct investigations into the assassination of Ahmed Suale and other unsolved cases with the view to punish the perpetrators and adequately compensate the dependents of the victims.
Ahmed Suale, an associate of renowned Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas was shot in the neck and chest by unknown assailants while he was driving home in Accra on the evening of January 16, 2019. He died immediately.