General News of Thursday, 17 January 2019
The Chairman of the National Media Commission Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafoh has run to the defence of embattled NPP politician Kennedy Agyapong regarding accusations that the death of Anas’ undercover ally is attributable to him, MyNewsGh.com has filed.
The new NMC boss who was recently elected was speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Thursday.
According to the NMC boss, there is the need to look at the issue from a different perspective and not as the public discourse is going.
Hundreds of Ghanaians on social media have expressed sadness about the killing of the partner of Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ahmed Hussein-Suale by unknown assailants on Wednesday night at about 11pm.
The deceased who reportedly 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.
Reacting to the development on social media, Ghanaians believe Kennedy Agyapong should be blamed for the death of the young men.
But the NMC boss has a counter argument:
“You cannot just condemn somebody merely because he exposed the photograph of another person, you must understand the circumstances of where he was also coming from”, he quipped.
“We must learn to look at things from certain perspectives. The fact that the photograph was released was not criminal. That he promised to reward anybody who might accost this gentleman is a different thing from exposing the photograph. What we must appreciate is that there is no right that is totally absolute”, he added.
“The fact that you set out to expose other peoples wrongdoing which is beneficial to society, there may be others who may not support that. What is criminal is to suggest that you would reward people who do what is wrong,” he said.