There was a near-brawl in Parliament on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 between Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak and embattled Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong.
According to Class News’ parliamentary correspondent Ekow Annan, the two lawmakers met just before parliamentary proceedings started on Wednesday and hurled invectives at each other on the floor of the house.
They had to be physically restrained by colleague MPs from attacking and assaulting each other as Mr Agyapong threatened to deal with Mr Mubarak.
The brawl between the two opposition lawmakers comes a day after Mr Agyapong was dragged to the Privileges Committee of parliament by Mr Mubarak, for allegedly inciting the public against late investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
According to the Minority Chief Whip, Mr Agyapong’s incitement of violence against the Tiger Eye PI journalist was in contempt of parliament.
He said: “I made this complaint of contempt of parliament against my own colleague for the embarrassment and uncalled for comments and incitement of the public against a member of the public that unfortunately led to the death of the gentleman.”
Hussein-Suale was shot thrice on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at Madina, a suburb of Accra while driving home around 10 p.m. His assailants made their getaway on a motorbike.
Shortly after Ahmed’s gruesome murder, world-renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas pieced together a short video containing an old clip of Mr Agyapong’s incitement of violence against Mr Hussein-Suale last year after Tiger Eye PI premiered the Number 12 undercover documentary which exposed rot in African football that led to the resignation of Ghana’s FA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi and his subsequent banning for life from all football-related activities by FIFA, for taking bribe.
Apart from inciting violence against Hussein-Suale, Mr Agyapong is also seen in the clip, exposing the undercover journalist’s identity by splashing his photos on his NET 2 TV station as well as on social media. Mr Agyapong has, however, denied any involvement in the murder.
Meanwhile, Mr Agyapong has said he will personally gift GHS100,000 to anybody who provides credible information that will lead to the arrest of the killers of Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
Speaking on Net 2 TV on Monday, 28 January 2019, Mr Agyapong said: “Let me announce today that I will give anybody who will help identify the killers of Ahmed, GHS100, 000.
“Because this is my reputation, I have been accused by Anas of being behind the assassination. This is a human being who has lost his life. No matter his errors, he had the right to life.”