10:04, 11.Apr 2017
Assin Central MP Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has revealed that the Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch, Ben Ephson, thwarted a plan by some miscreants to end his (Agyapong’s) life a few years ago.
According to the lawmaker, an informant revealed to Mr Ephson a plot to eliminate him (Ken Agyapong) and asked him (Ephson) to publish a story to that effect in his newspaper. Mr Ephson stated that rather than doing that, he reported the matter to the then-Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan, who arranged security for Mr Agyapong.
The New Patriotic Party legislator revealed this in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Friday, 21 April.
Ben Ephson, confirming the incident on the same programme, said: “This account is true.”
“Through our journalistic work, we get a lot of information from informants. One of them approached me and told me that some persons have plotted to assassinate Ken, and, so, I should do a story like that but I decided not to do that story. Instead, I informed the then-IGP, Mohammed Alhassan, about it. I did not even tell Kennedy himself about the issue because I knew how he was going to react to such news. So I handed over the informant to the IGP and left it there.
“The matter later went to court and the police wanted to take credit for foiling such an assassination, but the informant told the court it wasn’t the police but that I foiled it.
“So to cut the story short, yes some people wanted to assassinate Kennedy Agyapong a few years ago.”