Investigative Journalist shot dead in Ghana

Investigative Journalist shot dead in Ghana

Thursday, January 17, 2019 3:23 pm

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a Ghanaian investigative Journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, Musa Mohammed a family member said on Thursday.

Hussein-Suale had helped to expose a massive corruption scandal, in the Country’s National football leagues.

He was killed while driving his car near his home in the Madina neighbourhood of the capital Accra, his cousin Mohammed told dpa.

“A few minutes after he left the house, we heard gunshots and when we rushed out, we saw him in his car.

“He was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck,’’ Mohammed said.

“We are very devastated as a family.

“He was a journalist who was just doing his work to expose corrupt people,’’ the cousin added.

Hussein-Suale belonged to Tiger Eye Private Investigations, a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose reporting led to the banning of various football referees and officials, including the President of the Ghana Football Association in 2018.

Security agencies said they launched an investigation into the killing. (dpa/NAN)

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