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Sammy Gyamfi Files Criminal Complaint Against Kennedy Agyapo …

The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi, has officially filed a complaint at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service against Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.

The development follows alleged threats issued by Kennedy Agyapong during an interview.

Sammy Gyamfi alleged that Kennedy Agyapong had threatened to cause him harm or death through thugs under his control and direction on Accra based Asempa FM’s flagship programme dubbed ‘Ekosii Sen’ on 4th of August, 2020.

“While speaking in the Twi language on the said programme, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong stated among other things that if our client does proceed with his advocacy on national issues in a particular manner, he shall in a matter of three seconds organise his thugs to beat and/or finish our client mercilessly”, the complaint said.

The letter of complaint further revealed that Mr Agyapong had issued the same threats on the same media platform in 2019 against investigative journalist Ahmed Suale, leading to his shooting.

Citing the death of Ahmed Suale, Sammy Gyamfi said he was disturbed by the threats, hence the decision to formally report the issue to the police.

“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.

“This will 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”.

The NDC’s communicator is, therefore, requesting for investigations to commence into the conduct of Mr. Kennedy Agyapong in accordance with the Criminal Offenses Act of Ghana, 1960 (Act 29.)

“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).

“Our client is readily available to provide and/or assist you with any information that may be needed to conduct investigations into the complaint lodged”.

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