SUALE’S MURDER POPS UP IN PREZ’S “SALISGATE” BRIBERY SCANDAL

It appears the assassination of the undercover investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein Suale of Tiger Eye PI organisation was assassinated in a case of mistaken identity linked to the now-trending US$40,000 bribery scandal that has hit President Akufo Addo.

In a documentary titled “Who Watches the Watchman 2”, released on Monday, December 10, 2020, the Salis Newspaper which works with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong dropped an explosive undercover documentary showing President Akufo Addo taking a US$ 40,000 alleged bribe from a civil servant to secure his [the civil servant]’s position.

Disturbingly, a member of the Tiger Eye PI team told Whatsup News on Monday that when the Presidency caught a hint of the potentially scandalous recording of the President, Ahmed Salis had told Kennedy Agyapong that the recording was done by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Ahmed Suale, both working as partners at Tiger Eye PI.

The plot has thickened as the Editor of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kwaaku Baako, who is the boss of Anas Aremeyaw Anas, admits in an interview today, that Ahmed Salis had lied against him [Kwaaku Baako] too.

“This is a guy who lied to some people that me, Kwaku Baako, I secretly recorded President Akufo Addo when Anas went to show excerpts of his investigative piece-Number 12…This guy is a mercenary of the highest order, he does things and sells them,” Kwaku Baako admitted.

Unbeknownst to the public, the undercover journalist who captured the President in the compromising position at his Nima Residence in May 2017, is called Ahmed Salis, a name that rings similar to Ahmed Suale.

Indeed, at the time the Presidency realised that President Akufo Addo’s US$40,000 saga had been secretly captured, Anas and Ahmed Suale were also doing an undercover investigation that culminated in the famous “Number 12” which revealed that former Ghana Football Association President, Kwasi Nyantakyi getting caught by spy cameras boasting of how he could easily bribe President Akufo Addo and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.

It is reported that the combination of these two events forced Kennedy Agyapong, an aficionado of  the President to go on the caustic offensive against the Tiger Eye PI, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Ahmed Suale. 

In one media appearance, Kennedy Agyapong had complained bitterly about how President Akufo Addo, had given unbridled access  to the Tiger Eye team who could have easily bugged the Presidency.

Afterwards, Kennedy Agyapong released the hitherto unknown pictures of Ahmed Suale and placed a sort of bounty on his head. 

Not long after Ken Agyapong’s bounty, Ahmed Suale was assassinated in cold blood on his way home from work.

With the release of the latest bribery documentary by the Salis Newspaper, a plausible link suggesting that the assassination of Suale was possibly done by  agents to silence Suale from releasing the incriminating video of the President.

Meanwhile, in what may suggest a possible hint of a hit on the head of Ahmed Salis, Kwaku Baako has signalled that Ahmed Salis is being tracked and had been spotted sneaking into the Benin Republic.

“…As I speak, I know he’s exited Ghana to Benin. The borders are closed but they are porous so there are entry points that you can’t find an immigration person there and if you are determined to exit, you will exit,” Kwaku Baaku said in a blood-curdling revelation that his contacts are tracking another Ghanaian journalist who had released a damning exposé on the Akufo Addo administration.

It is unclear, what is being planned for Ahmed Salis for releasing a documentary that has dented the image of President Akufo Addo further, and extremely close to a Presidential election where he seeks a second term

Already, the President’s image as an incorruptible man has eroded considerably, following the countless corruption scandals in his government and his penchant to “clear” the accused culprits.

Just last week, Ghana’s firebrand Special Prosecutor had exposed the President for being behind the fraudulent Agyapa Royalties deal being championed by his nephew and Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta. 

The recently-resigned Special Prosecutor, Martin A.B.K Amidu described the President as the “Mother Serpent” of corruption for attempting to cover up the Agyapa scandal after he [Amidu] had done a corruption assessment of the deal and found Ken Ofori-Atta fraudulently using “decoy” companies to front for his personal interest in the deal.

The latest corruption charge against President Akufo Addo as revealed in the Salis Newspaper documentary showed the President receiving a fat brown envelop from Baffour Adjei Bawuah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the USA. 

Adjei Bawuah was in the company of one Hajia Fawzia who claimed to be the wife of Alhaji Abass Aworlu, the Director of Urban Roads on whose behalf the reported bribe was being given.

A scene in the documentary released today December 1, 2020, Edmund Kyei, a Presidential staffer and errand boy for Francis Asenso Boakye, the Deputy Chief of Staff, was secretly recorded taking bribes to pay off Asenso-Boakye and several “Big men” to lobby President Akufo Addo to maintain Alhaji Abass Aworlu as the Director of the Urban Road Department,

Alhaji Abass is a remnant of appointees from the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration, and when the NPP seized power in 2017, a section within the NPP wanted him changed by the newly-elected President Akufo Addo.

 When the story broke, communicators of the governing NPP had attempted to dismiss the allegation as “fake news”, claiming the event happened in 2016 (before President Akufo Addo won the Presidency) and that the money was a campaign donation.

Eventually, a counter video was released showing scenes that government communicator’s claim explains that the duo of Hajia Fawzia and Adjei Bawuah were presenting cash and T-Shirts to the President for his campaign.

However, they cannot explain away why the President will be receiving such a huge amount of money (US$40,000) from a civil servant for his campaign, particularly one whose position was under serious threat.

In another development, policy think-tank, Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has dragged President Akufo-Addo to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) for allegedly collecting a $40,000 bribe.

According to a statement signed by its Executive Director, Mensah Thompson, the President took the money not to fire the Director of Urban Roads.

“In a video documentary which is attached and labelled as exhibit 1, the President is seen collecting a bribe of $40,000 from individuals believed to be related to the (Director of Urban Roads) who had visited him at his private residence at Nima. The purpose of this meeting was to influence the President in his decision on calls by his party members to sack the Director of Urban Roads,” ASEPA stated.

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