photo: One more arrested over Ahmed Suale’s murder
Ahmed Saule was shot by some unknown assailants some weeks ago at Madina in Accra.
This brings to two, the number of suspects who have been arrested by the police over the killing.
The acting Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwaku Boadu Peprah in an interview with Citi News’ Umaru Sanda said investigations have begun in earnest.
Narrating circumstances leading to the suspect’s arrest, DCOP Peprah said: “There is a suspect in connection with Ahmed Suale’s death and his name is Abdul Rasheed. He is 29 years. This morning, we had information that the suspect called a Policeman that he has got information that the Accra Regional Police Command is looking for him in connection with Suale’s death and that he wants the Policeman to assist him so the Accra Regional Police will stop pursuing him.
“He asked the Police to meet him at West Hills Mall so he will give some amount of money to give to the police officers who are looking for him. So we asked our men to arrange the Policeman he will call. He went and laid ambush at West Hills Mall and when he came we got him arrested. We brought him to Accra Regional Police headquarters and now we have transferred him to Police CID headquarters because that is where they are investigating that murder case.”
DCOP Peprah indicated that Rasheed was part of the Police wanted list.
The Police administration earlier indicated that it has interrogated 13 suspects in connection with the murder of a journalist with investigative firm, TigerEye PI, Ahmed Hussein Suale.
The Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah said one key suspect is currently being held on remand in police custody.
She, however, did not give details on who the suspect was.
The CID boss revealed that other suspects including the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong and Anas Aremeyaw Anas have all been interrogated over the murder.
“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.
Some reports had suggested that the suspect in custody was spotted at the crime scene before the act was committed and went into hiding only to resurface a few days ago.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Vice Chairman of the NPP, Kwame Baffoe alias Abronye DC recently alleged on Net 2 TV that the suspect in police custody is the one who pulled the trigger on Ahmed Suale.
He also alleged 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.
She explained that 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.
According to DCOP Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, 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.
“It is not accurate that the person was arrested, sent to the Kotobaabi Police Station and because he has links with somebody else, the person was granted bail… The suspect never got to the police station,” she said.
She, however, gave assurances that the police are working hard to unravel the circumstances surrounding the murder.