I am not a fan of Anas’ method of investigation, I deem it unethical and capable of trapping innocent people into committing wrongs they’d never have committed but for the setup. This has been my position and anyone who was my friend when his exposé was the talk of town knows this.
Such a method can create a lot of enemies who’d never let go especially if they feel you led them to do a wrong they’d ordinarily not do and exposed them.
People can revenge after a decade. In fact, the smart ones make sure there is no trace.
I believe this is why Anas decided to go undercover. Let’s face it, most undercover journalists don’t walk around with a mask whenever the camera is around.
Even though Anas is the face of Tiger Eye, anyone who works with him is equally in danger of attacks. Anas knew this, Ahmed knew this and if other employees didn’t, they should know by now.
Overall, I felt Ken Agyapong’s attempt to expose supposed bad dealing of Anas was justified but didn’t like the idea of exposing his image and same of other employees. I captured my displeasure at that in one of my articles. Legally and ethically though, he did not wrong but looking at it from the human face, it was wrong. If you think it didn’t have grave security implications, you are not being reasonable.
Telling the world where he lived also didn’t help because it had the potency of giving people who wanted to hit back a much easier work to find him because they no longer had to look for him everywhere. With a picture, it is even easier.
I find it a bit amazing too that after Ken blew his cover, Ahmed didn’t relocate, if nothing at all, Anas as the boss, who is somewhat responsible for his workers’ safety should have made relocating him a priority. I mean, when you do such a risky job, your anonymity should be prioritized.
Indeed, Anas denied the pictures Ken released but that is not enough to argue that it nullified the threat of Ken exposing them. It was simply a smart way of casting doubt in the minds of people but the question is: did people even believe Anas?
It doesn’t make sense to conclude that people decided to make it their job of killing Ahmed because Ken said they should beat him and he will take care of the implication. Those who committed this crime did it for a much deeper reason than Ken’s instigation. We can say that Ken might have contributed to their achieving success by the information he made available to the public. That can’t be ruled out but overemphasis on this can lead us to focus on the wrong person and let the suspect go scot free. That said, whatever you do to endanger another is a crime. You don’t have to send people, you don’t have to it yourself: as long as you endangered the person, you have questions to answer.
1. Ken Agyapong
I believe the last person who’d have a direct hand in the killing of Ahmed should be Ken Agyapong. After exposing him and making all those remarks, he’d definitely know that any evil to happen to the guy will have his name mentioned. Unless he is not reasonable, if he is, which I believe is certainly should he, then nothing can motivate him to get involved in such an act. However, what we cannot say is to what extent did his exposé led to Ahmed being identified and located and killed.
2. Ken’s Enemies
I don’t like you, I want your downfall. Last night, I head you threatening a guy with death, there were many people around who overheard you. If I’m really fixated about hurting you, then the easier thing is to carry out your threat. There are countless people in prison for this.
3. Anas and Tiger Eye PI
When you work for an organization that operates as a secret society, you are in danger outside and within. If you cannot be trusted and even your dismissal will not guarantee that the group’s secrete remain protected from your absence, your death is the key. We have seen this in movies, we have seen this happen or at least reported: it cannot be ruled out.
4. Ahmed’s Enemies
Beyond being a member of Tiger Eye, we do not know other personal dealings of Ahmed. Many people have been assassinated with no link to their jobs. It is easy to conclude that his death has everything to do with his work but we might be very wrong.
5. The one million enemies of Anas and his boys.
Even without being an expert in a criminal investigation, I have a feeling that this is going to be one of the most difficult crimes to zone down on a suspect simply because they are too many. Our security handlers have proven incompetent in killings that look to have been contracted. Even a fingerprint in many cases has done little.
Every single person exposed by Anas is a suspect. The interesting is, those whose names readily come to mind may not be actors.
The police have a difficult task at hand, Ken is paying for his trademark and needless tantrums. He may have aided in the identification and location with his work or that his work even did nothing for Ahmed’s enemies to identify, locate and hurt him. Until we know the latter, it is a reason for people to feed on the latter.
Overemphasis on Ken though is exactly what the true criminals want.
Truth is, it’d be premature to draw the conclusion that it is somebody. The suspects are just too many, the majority of who are faceless.
Do you know why almost nobody is thinking of Kwesi Nyantekyi as a suspect?
The answer is simple: silence is golden(sometimes). Ken talks too much.
If you get to a place where you feel no human can take you down: watch your own words.
That’s your boss right in your mouth.