The National Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dragged to court, Kennedy Agyapong, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin North, who recently threatened to violently assault him.
Kennedy Agyapong during an interview on Asempa FM warned that he was going to set assailants on Sammy Gyamfi for daring to announce that the NPP was tribally discriminating against Ewes in his constituency.
“If he wants violence, he will get it…If Sammy Gyamfi is a man, he should dare me. I will let them beat him 3 seconds,” a fuming Ken Agyapong threatened in the radio show monitored by Whatsup News.
The last time, Mr. Agyapong issued such a threat to set his goons on somebody, it resulted in the brutal assassination of undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who was investigating the Akufo Addo administration’s possible high-profile bribery scandal involving disgraced former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwasi Nyantakyi.
Ken Agyapong has since denied any involvement in the assassination of Ahmed Suale, as he launches another assault on the NDC communications officer.
The curious coincidence of Ken Agyapong’s threats and its materialisation is perhaps what has terrified Sammy Gyamfi to head to court.
The suit filed by AB&M Legal Consult has been sighted by Whatsup News. In it, Sammy Gyamfi alleged that Kennedy Agyapong had threatened to cause him harm or death through thugs under his control and direction.
“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 organize his thugs to beat and or finish our client mercilessly”, the suit read.
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,” read the suit.
“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 requesting for a prompt investigation the conduct of Mr. Kennedy Agyapong in accordance with the Criminal Offenses Act of Ghana, 1960 (Act 29.).