The late investigative journalist Ahmed Suale’s family has expressed reservations that Suale would receive justice if Kennedy Agyapong were to win the presidency.
One of the ten contenders for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flag bearer position in the upcoming 2024 elections is Kennedy Agyapong.
The subject of Suale was raised in reference to Kennedy’s claimed involvement in the journalist’s death in recent separate television interviews as part of Kennedy Agyapong’s campaign for the presidential primary.
The family has argued that Mr. Agyapong’s release of Suale’s image, as well as his appeal for any member of the public to beat him whenever they saw him, exposed the journalist and led to his death.
The family responded to Kennedy’s comments in a news release by claiming that Mr. Agyapong has consistently displayed no remorse whenever Suale’s case has been brought up for debate.
“By his lack of remorse and the hasty defence of his conduct, the family is doubtful that Ahmed would ever get justice under the circumstances whereby Kennedy Agyapong wins the next president of Ghana,” the family stated in a press release dated August 16, 2023, and signed by Ibrahim Kamilu Tahidu.
“We are also disappointed that, to date, the Police have not advanced on the matter,” the family continued. If there is sufficient proof, we expect the Police to at the very least investigate the crimes of assisting, facilitating, and making threats of violence, which Ahmed Suale has reported to them a few times.
On January 16, 2019, as Ahmed-Hussein Suale was operating a motor vehicle in Madina, Accra, he was shot numerous times by unknown assailants on a motorcycle.