Private legal practitioner, Captain Retired Nkrabea Effah Dartey, has stated that Former President John Rawlings comments on the killing of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, is extreme reckless and he [Rawlings] has no moral right to make such comments.
Ex-president Rawlings, blamed the death of Ahmed Suale, an investigator with Ana’s Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI, on the decision by one man to unmask the investigative journalist and incite violence against him.
As a result, Rawlings wants the appropriate security agencies to fully unravel the circumstances leading to his death and the crime handled in a manner that the perpetrators will be dealt with severely.
“We are here today largely because one man recklessly unmasked an investigative reporter and issued threats of violence.”
“Ahmed Suale’s killing cannot be allowed to end up like others- unresolved. We have to get to the bottom of these questionable circumstances and their implications for our wider safety.”
But speaking in an interview on Happy FM’s Epa Hoa Daben show, Effah Dartey said Rawlings wants the normal political gimmick in terms of attention-seeking, distracting and showing off. “Rawlings wants to play to the gallery that’s why he made those comments. He shouldn’t just make comments because he is a former president. “
He added that, “If I was Kennedy’s lawyer, I would have taken Rawlings to court to give evidence that Ahmed died because of my client’s comments.’’
He also revealed that, “I cannot say Kennedy Agyapong caused the death of Ahmed Hussein-Suale even though his comments were too much. If he said if he is seen around his premises he should be beaten, does not mean someone should take a gun and go and kill him. Kennedy Agyapong has not sent anyone,” he said.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale, known for his work in the Tiger Eye PI investigative piece on corruption in Ghana football, was shot dead on the night of Wednesday, January 16 by unidentified assailants in Accra.
His death has prompted many social media users as well as local and international bodies to call for the country’s security agencies to pick up Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, for his comments inciting violence against the murdered investigator.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah