JANUARY 19TH 2019 NEWS UPDATE: Ghanaian Politician Who Threatened Slain Undercover Reporter Leaves Country
Kennedy Agyapong, a member of Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has left the country despite a wave of condemnation and suspicion that he allegedly knew of the murder of an undercover reporter.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was gunned down in an Accra neighbourhood on Wednesday night. His assailants, reported to be two and riding on a motorbike, trailed him as he was driving home around 10:00 p.m. and shot him three times in Madina, a suburb of the nation’s capital.
He was an associate of prominent Ghanaian investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who runs the Tiger Eye Private Investigations outfit in that country. The development has sparked widespread outrage amongst journalists and media rights advocates across the world, with the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists demanding a prompt and holistic inquest from Ghanaian government.