The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi has formally written to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to investigate threats made on his life by Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.
His fear, he said, is premised on the fact that a similar one made by the same MP on a journalist might have culminated into the death of that journalist.
According to a statement issued by his lawyers, AB&M Legal consult signed by Beatrice Annangfio, dated August 6, the complaint is to help save Sammy Gyamfi’s life.
“Having regard to recent history and the notorious fact that, a prominent investigative journalist by name Ahmed Suale was shot and murdered in cold blood by some unknown criminals following similar threats made on his life by the same Mr. Kennedy Agyapong, our client, as a law abiding citizen, feels compelled to formally write to you and lodge a complaint against the said Mr. Kennedy Agyapong, so as to avert a possible repeat of what happened to the late Ahmed Suale when his life was threatened by Mr. Kennedy Agyapong on that very “Ekosisen” platform and other media platforms.”
Sammy Gyamfi claims Kennedy Agyapong, who is also a leading member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), had on Accra-based Asempa FM’s flagship programme dubbed ‘Ekosi Sen’, on the 4th of August, 2020, “threatened to cause harm and/or death” to him through “thugs under his control and direction”.
According to him, Mr. Agyapong warned that if he does proceed with his advocacy on national issues in a particular manner, Mr. Agyapong shall in a matter of “three seconds organise his thugs to beat and/or finish our client mercilessly”.
Sammy Gyamfi’s lawyers provided a copy of the video recording of the said program which was in the local language Twi.
“Since making the said criminal threats on Asempa FM, our client has come by credible intelligence that show that indeed, Kennedy Agyapong has contracted some thugs to carry out the threats he issued on our client’s life,” his lawyers claimed.
“We humbly request your good office to cause investigations to be conducted into the complaint herein, relative to the threat of harm and/ or death by Mr. Kennedy Agyapong on our client’s life, both of which constitute serious offenses under the Criminal Offenses Act of Ghana, 1960 (Act 29).”