Prosecution of Ahmed Hussein-Suale murder case to begin soon, says A-G Featured

By Patrick Kwame Abrokwah-Djampem November 08, 2019 808 0

The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Madam Gloria Akuffo, yesterday told Parliament that a review of the docket of murdered investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale has been completed.

The A-G will therefore be moving to the court any time soon.

Mohammed Ahmed Suale, a key character in the Number 12 exposé, which implicated the former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, in corruption allegations, was allegedly murdered by assailants in front of his residence at Madina, a suburb of Accra.

Docket review

According to the Attorney-General, after an initial review of the docket by a team of prosecutors, the police were requested, on January 10 2019, to furnish the office with some further documents to facilitate the completion of the review.

She said, additionally, in March 2019, Tiger Eye was requested to furnish the team with an updated report covering all videos submitted to the office of the Attorney-General.

Madam Gloria Akuffo added that, eventually, the documents requested from the police as well as the updated report from Tiger Eye were submitted by the police in May 2019.

Question

The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice was answering a question filed by the Member of Parliament for Mion, Mohammed Abdul-Aziz, regarding the status of the investigation of the compliant made by the President against Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, former president of the GFA.

The Minister, in her answer to the House, said: “Mr Speaker, on November 2 2018, the Office of the Attorney-General received a duplicate docket numbered RO.93/2018 from the headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service on a case entitled, “The Republic versus Kwesi Nyantakyi under cover of a letter dated November 1 2018, and bearing reference number CID/AR.238/2018/17”.

She stated that the letter indicated that suspect Kwesi Nyantakyi, a former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), had been secretly recorded by undercover private investigator, Tiger Eye P. I. ((Tiger Eye), engaged in corrupt conduct.

Earlier investigations

The Ghana Police Service had earlier disclosed that one person had been remanded as part of investigations into the murder of Tiger Eye PI member, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.

The remanded individual, who was not named by the Police, was said be assisting the police with investigations.

According to the director-general of the CID, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, 13 individuals, including the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, and investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, have been questioned as part of investigations.

"We've done lots of investigations and through the eyewitness, we have been able to come a long way. Unfortunately, I'm unable to provide the details of what we have done so that we don't compromise the investigation," she said a couple of months ago.

“We have gone far in the course of this investigation. Thirteen suspects have been questioned; one is currently on remand assisting us with our investigation. And these 13 people that we have questioned include Anas and Honourable Kennedy Agyapong," the CID boss added.

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