Abdul Rashid Meizango alias Zongo Chief , the 29-year-old suspect who is in police custody for allegedly playing a role in the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, MyNewsGh.com has gathered from the Accra Regional Police Command is also being investigation to a case of fraud.
The suspect our sources reveal, was alleged to have engaged in some fraudulent acts and was already on the radar of the police before he was taken from the West Hills Mall and brought to the Regional Police Headquarters.
Police investigators will not give full details about the incident when MyNewsGh.com tried finding out except to say “we are investigating that one as well”.
Meizango which means Chief of Zongo, or more specifically “owner/landlord of Zongo” has however denied his role in the murder of the late journalist as claimed by New Patriotic Party (NPP) executive, Kwame Baffoe alias Abronye DC.
According to him, he was worried many people were linking him to the incident so decided to turn himself to the police in order to have his peace of mind as people kept pointing fingers at him each time he was in town.
According to the Acting Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwaku Boadu Peprah the suspect approached his men and tried finding out how he could reach the command when he was arrested.
“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.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale who 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 in January this year at Madina a suburb of Accra.
The unidentified men were said to be riding a motorbike. He was rushed to the police hospital but confirmed dead on arrival and his body deposited at the morgue of the same facility until it was later buried in accordance with Islamic Custom.
Reacting to news of his death, Anas posted a video in which the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong was issuing threats and wrote “Sad news, but we shall not be silenced. Rest in peace, Ahmed.
Meanwhile, Hon Kennedy Agyapong who is being accused of exposing the deceased to attack has stated emphatically that he knows nothing about the murder.
He spoke on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’.
He avers that, the young journalist never offended him whiles alive so it’s unfortunate that he has been linked to his ‘unfortunate’ death.
“A friend called to tell me that there is something trending on social media that I engineered the killing of one Ahmed. First of all, the guy has never offended me in anyway,” he said.