It is very obvious that Mr. Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover, the former Tema-East’s New Patriotic Party NPP) Member of Parliament (MP), did not pay critical attention to what Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong had to say about the alleged mastermind of the brutal slaying of the Anas Aremeyaw Anas sleuthing associate, Mr. Ahmed Hussein-Suale. Else, Mr. Titus-Glover would not have made his rather off-tangent remark that Mr. Agyapong ought not to have put the name of the alleged prime suspect, Mr. Ansu Gyeabuor, of Kumasi, the Asante Regional Capital, into the public domain but, instead, that the Assin-Central Member of Parliament, on the ticket of the ruling New Patriotic Party, ought to have passed on such evidentially significant information to the operatives of our national security agencies (See “Ahmed Suale’s ‘Killer’: He Shouldn’t Have Put This Information Out – Titus-Glover Unhappy with Ken Agyapong” Modernghana.com 5/26/21).
Had he really paid attention, Mr. Glover would also have heard Mr. Agyapong say that the information that he “authoritatively” let on to the general Ghanaian public, from the New York City-based studios of the Adinkra-TV Station, actually came from the police themselves. Even more significant, the proprietor of the Accra-based NET-2 TV Network and KenCity Communications Organization had also informed his audience or audiences that the aforesaid piece of information had been in the possession of the relevant personnel and authorities of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) for the past two years. This knowledge ought to readily inform Mr. Glover that either the personnel of the Ghana Police Service are not the least bit interested in ferreting out the alleged slayer of Mr. Hussein-Suale, or they do not deem such information to have any bite or to be forensically worthwhile or sustainable enough to vigorously pursue in a legitimately constituted court of law.
It could also very well be that some members of the infamous Kumasi Mafia or the Asante Mafia, the Dear Reader may choose his/her pick, or some powerful politicians in one of the nation’s two major political parties, may very well be protecting the alleged criminal suspect and his associates or assigns or contract killers. There are a lot of details here that we, the general public, are clearly not privy to. But it, nevertheless, does not make a heck of a lot of sense for any critic or observer to suppose that a functionally robust Ghana Police Service could really be comfortably sitting on such prime lode or nugget of information, or what Americans call “The Smoking-Gun,” without making any significant move or overtures, whatsoever, towards the apprehension of Mr. Ansu Gyeabuor, whom we have also learned, has vehemently denied that he has anything to do with the early evening brutal slaying of Mr. Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
Whatever the real case scenario may be, we need to sooner than later hear from Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh, if memory serves yours truly accurately, that is, the Inspector-General of the Ghana Police Service, on this most politically charged and sensitive matter. Which is also not to ignore the starkly inescapable fact that Mr. Agyapong has to significantly bear some of the blame for so unwisely exposing Mr. Hussein-Suale to public ridicule and the sort of danger that eventually ended in his reportedly point-blank shooting death. That Mr. Agyapong appears to be desperate to have the police close in on and possibly have the man whom the media mogul is convinced caused the rubout of Mr. Hussein-Suale, must also inform both Mr. Agyapong and the greater or general Ghanaian public of the imperative need to be circumspect about topics and subjects with the potentiality of causing deadly violence to the lives of other bona fide Ghanaian citizens and residents.
The grim and stark fact remains that whether the alleged killer or the real criminal masterminds and prime suspects in the savage slaying of the well-known Anas Aremeyaw Anas-sleuthing associate get nabbed and rigorously prosecuted by law-enforcement agents and the country’s wobbly judicial system or not would not matter one way or another, as it is highly unlikely to bring the slain investigative journalist back to life. We must also bear in mind that Mr. Hussein-Suale did not die in isolation. Equally worthy of proper investigation and definitive closure is the brutal bedroom-stabbing death of extant New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Akyem-Abuakwa-North, Mr. Joseph Boakye-Danquah Adu. Then, of course, there is also the unsolved assassination of Mr. Peter Kenyenso, the Mahama-appointed extant District Chief Executive of Nkwanta-South, in the former Volta Region, presently a part of the newly created Oti Region.
There are scores of other politically motivated killings that have not attracted the sort of nationwide attention, as well as global attention, attracted by the grisly murders of Messrs. Boakye-Danquah Adu and Hussein-Suale. The level of general security in the country needs to be significantly boosted under the watch of President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as never before. Indeed, it clearly seems as if some of Nana Akufo-Addo’s detractors are smack deeply immersed in the ungodly business of making our beloved nation ungovernable as a prime objective for power grab. Rest assured, Dear Reader, the enlightened forces of peace, prosperity and stability shall prevail over these morally unregenerate forces of evil.
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By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., PhD
English Department, SUNY-Nassau
Garden City, New York
May 31, 2021
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