Kennedy Agyapong says he does not trust the police to find killers of Tiger Eye Private Investigation’s team member, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
“I don’t trust the police; I don’t,” the governing New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Assin Central parliamentarian told the BBC, Tuesday.
The MP has been tagged a person of interest in the killing of the undercover investigator nearly two weeks ago in his neighbourhood in Madina, Accra.
Mr Agyapong had criticised the method the deceased and his partner, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, deployed in their #12 documentary which unveiled the rot in Ghanaian and African football.
The vociferous legislator gave details of the investigator and published his photos live on his television station, NET 2 TV and instructing people to beat him when he comes on the compound of the station.
While the police service has offered a bounty of GHȼ15,000 for information leading to the arrest of Ahmed’s killers, the politician has also offered to pay GHȼ100,000 from his personal coffers to anyone who provides useful information on the said killers.
Ahmed was shot thrice – twice in the chest and once in the neck at Madina in Accra
However, in an interview with BBC’s Thomas Nandi on the Focus on Africa programme, Mr. Agyapong said he does not trust the police will bring closure to the case.
“I am paying [for] better investigations than even the police…I have a lot of evidence but I don’t share it with anybody,” he added.
Although Mr. Agyapong said he regrets the killing of Hussein-Suale, he defends his decision to publish the late investigator’s details as well as inciting violence against him when he comes near the premises of his media organisation.
“Because if they allowed him, he’ll come and set me up and I won’t let them set me up. The motive was to warn Ghanaians of that [Ahmed] guy when he comes to their premises because that is what they do,” he stated.
According to him, Ahmed and his team at Tiger Eye PI through their investigative works have brought embarrassment to “reputable judges, custom officers and the GFA [Ghana Football Association].
“He has destroyed Africa, destroyed Ghana [and] destroyed Ghanaians...,” he added.
Ahmed was buried two days after his killing.
The MP has, however, refused to accept responsibility for the investigator’s killing.
“He has never offended me [so] how would I say ‘go and kill Ahmed?’ He has never offended me.”
Listen to Ken Agyapong on the BBC