Act 29, section 20(1) of 1960 indicts Ken Agyapong on Suale’s murder- Minority
The Minority in Parliament has indicted the Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong over the death of Ahmed Suale
Briefing the media in Parliament, the ranking Member on Committee of Defense Mr James Agalga contended that the Assin Central MP has implicated himself by virtue of Section 20(1) of the Criminal and other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).
He explained that under the Act, “any person who, directly or indirectly, instigate, commands, counsel, procures, solicit, or in any manner purposely aids,facilitates, encourages or promotes whether by a personal act or presence or otherwise”
“Adding that a person who does an act for the purposes of aiding, facilitating, encouraging, or promoting the commission of criminal offence by any other by any other person, whether known or unknown, certain, or uncertain, commits the criminal offence of abetting that criminal offence, and of abetting the other person in respect of that criminal offence ”
“It is on this basis that we state that Mr Agyapong appears to bear some criminal responsibility for the death of Ahmed, and he also bears criminal responsibility for instigating the public to beat up Ahmed and cause harm to Ahmed for monetary reward ”
Mr Agalga who was a Deputy Minister of Interior under the erstwhile former John Dramani Mahama’s administration noted that the Assin Central MP has abetted several offences ranging from assault, causing harm with the use of an offensive weapon, attempted murder and murder by instigating the public by reaching out to the public to visit the indicated violence on them.
“By the operation of our law, the offence of abetting a crime through instigating violence is committed even if no member of the public lifts a finger in furtherance of the invitation ”
He criticized the security operatives for treating Kennedy Agyapong with kids gloves’ by their failure to arrest and detain him for questioning over the death of Ahmed who was a Journalist working with the P.I Tiger Eye’ an investigative outfit.
“Mr Agyapong should have been arrested and prosecuted for the public instigation of violence on the man but this was never done”
“Sadly in this case, Ahmed was shot dead in cold blood one cannot help but point to Mr Agyapong’s express and televised instigation of public to visit violence on Ahmed for monetary reward”
And in a public show of impunity and bravado the morning immediately following Ahmed’s assassination, Mr Agyapong went from one radio station to another daring law enforcement agencies to arrest him saying he went to extent of preposterously accusing Mr.Anas and the lawyer for Tiger Eye P.I of complicity in Ahmed’ s death while raining insults and invectives on them ”
“Shockingly, Mr. Agyapong was allowed to fly out of the country, without being apprehended on that very day on an Emirates flight headed to Dubai at expense of Ahmed losing his life innocently”
Source: Modern Ghana