The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has disclosed it has investigated 13 persons in relation to the death of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale.
The 13 persons include Assin Central Member of Parliament and Tiger Eye Boss, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, CID Boss, DCOP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has said.
She made the revelation while addressing media persons at the CID Headquarters Tuesday April, 2 on the investigative processes of some crucial cases of national interest.
She has also assured the public the police
is working tirelessly to ensure that the assassins are arrested and justice is duly served.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who played a key role in the investigative piece of Anas’ Number 12 that bothered on corruption in football was reportedly shot three times, twice in the chest and another in the neck Wednesday night at Madina a suburb of Accra.
The unidentified men were said to be riding a motorbike.
Though rushed to the police hospital after the incident, Ahmed was confirmed dead on arrival and his body deposited at the morgue of the same facility.
“We’ve done a lot of investigations and through the eyewitness, we have been able to come a long way. We have gone far. In the course of this investigation, 13 suspects have been questioned. One is currently on remand, assisting us with investigations. These 13 people include Anas and Kennedy Agyapong. Other leads are being followed,” the CID boss said.
Meanwhile, she has debunked claims by the Brong Ahafo Regional Vice Chairman of the NPP, Kwame Baffoe alias Abronye DC that the police had arrested a key suspect who is alleged to have pulled the trigger.
Abronye DC had alleged on Net 2/TV that another suspect who was arrested by the police and sent to the Kotobabi Police station was released after allegedly bribing the police.
But the CID boss said the claims were untrue.
According to her, an informant reported to the police that an alleged perpetrator of the crime had been spotted at a pub within the Kotobaabi community, an unarmed police officer went to effect arrest of the suspect but he encountered strong resistance from the suspect and some persons in the area.
She further explained to the media that a patrol team the officer called for did not arrive early and upon sensing the aggression being displayed by the suspect and those around, retreated.