The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has still not built and presented any docket on the case involving the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale to the Office of the Attorney-General (AG) for prosecution
Although the CID has been investigating the case since Suale was murdered in January 6, 2019, it is yet to present any docket on the case to the A-G.
The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame, disclosed this in his response to a question posed by the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa.
Mr Ablakwa sought to find out the status of the pursuit of justice in some unresolved murder cases in the country. The cases include those of Ahmed Suale, Mr J. B. Danquah Adu, Mr Ekow Hayford, and Professor Emmanuel Benneh.
On the case of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, Mr Dame said he had not been briefed on the matter.
He said the Inspector General of Police (IGP), however, paid a courtesy call on him on March 29, this year and being concerned about the failure to resolve that and the other homicides, he enquired about the state of investigations into them.
“I emphasised to the IGP and his team the need to conclude investigations for action to be taken as soon as practically possible,” he stated.
Hussein-Suale, an investigative journalist with Tiger Eye P.I., was assassinated on January 16, 2019 near his family home in Madina, Accra.
The murder is presumed to be linked with his work.
Mr J. B. Danquah, who was the MP for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, was murdered in 2016, with police investigations leading to the arrest of Daniel Asiedu, who is currently standing trial.
Mr Dame said the trial of the accused was ongoing in the High Court, presided over by Her Ladyship Lydia Osei Marfo.
He said the case was pending before the same court, then presided over by Justice Buadi who was later transferred to Ho.
“While this case was pending before him, an order was made for the first accused person to be examined by a psychiatrist to ascertain whether he is fit to stand trial. The psychiatrist concluded that the first accused was fit to stand trial,” he stated.