Ghana: Undercover journalist Hussein-Suale shot dead

Ahmed Hussein-Suale had previously uncovered massive corruption in Ghana’s football leagues.

Unknown assailants have shot dead an investigative journalist from Ghana who previously uncovered corruption in Ghana’s football leagues.

Ahmed Hussein-Suale was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck in an Accra suburb on Wednesday as he was on his way home.

His work with journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas, as part of the Tiger Eye Private Investigations organisation, uncovered a massive corruption scandal in Ghana’s professional football, eventually leading to the lifetime ban for the former head of the Ghana Football Association.

Following that investigation, Ghanaian MP Kennedy Agyapong called for retribution against Hussein-Suale.

Despite Hussein-Suale’s death, Anas said he and his colleagues will not be silenced.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said he expects the police to find those responsible for the murder.

Hussein-Suale’s death was also condemned by international press organisations, who called for investigations into his murder.

Ghana is generally considered a safe country for journalists. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, one journalist has been killed in the country since 1992.

That murder took place in 2015 when radio reporter George Abanga was shot dead allegedly for reporting on a dispute among cocoa farmers and regional political tensions.

Source: Al Jazeera