President Nana Akufo-Addo has sent a message of condolence to the family of murdered Tiger Eye PI Investigative Journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
Hussein-Suale was shot at close range by some unidentified gunmen at Madina at about 11pm on Wednesday night.
The president in a Facebook post condemned the act and charged the police to bring the culprits to book.
“I’ve learnt with sadness of the killing of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, an associate of investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. I condemn the act unreservedly, and extend my condolences to his family” his post stated.
The president further stated that he expects the Ghana Police Service to look into the murder and ensure that those culpable of the act are made to face the full rigors of the law.
“I expect the police to bring to book, as soon as possible, the perpetrators of this heinous crime. Once again, my heartfelt condolences” his post stated.
Hours after the killing of the lead investigator with the Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI, an Ahmed Hussin-Suale was described as excellent experienced investigative journalist who was instrumental in the Number 12 documentary that uncovered activities of bribery and corruption in African Football.
According to the statement, Hussein-Suale was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck in the suburb of Madina at about 23:00 (23:00 GMT) on Wednesday, 17th January 2019. His body has reportedly been taken to the Police Hospital Morgue and will be buried soon.
Ghanaians, in reacting to the death of the investigative journalist, called for the head of the Assin Central Member of Parliament, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong after he urged residents of Madina to beat up Hussein-Suale whenever they meet him because he is “bad”.
In a war of words with Anas in July 2018, Mr. Agyapong went on a show on the TV station he owns, the Madina-based Net 2 TV, and urged residents to beat up Ahmed whenever they saw him.
However, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, in a radio interview on Thursday morning said that he profits nothing from engineering the killing of Mr. Hussein-Suale.
The maverick politician also added that he was ready to be questioned by law enforcers on the issue
A Ghanaian undercover journalist has been shot dead while driving home, after a politician called for retribution against him.
Unidentified men on motorbikes shot Ahmed Hussein-Suale three times in the capital Accra, local media reports say.He was a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations and had investigated corruption in Ghana’s football leagues.
The undercover report on cash gifts led to a lifetime ban for the former head of Ghana’s Football Association, a part of their report reads.
They further stated that after Kennedy Agyapong released photos of Mr. Hussien-Suale, the Committee to Protest Journalists, based in New York, called on the legislator to stop threatening journalists.
After the BBC broadcast the football documentary, Ghanaian MP Kennedy Agyapong circulated photos of Mr Hussein-Suale and called for retribution against him.
In turn, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists called on Mr Agyapong last summer to stop threatening journalists.
Story by: Dorothy Mawuenam Buatsi|universnewsroom.com