Published: Sun, January 20, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Journalist shot dead in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo calls for justice

Journalist shot dead in Ghana, President Akufo-Addo calls for justice

Citi News sources say he was the lead investigator of the Tiger Eye PI team in the Number 12 exposure on corruption in Ghana football.

"...shortly after leaving our company to take the boy to the hospital, we heard he was shot dead by some men rode away on a motorbike", family source said.

Mr. Hussein-Suale established his reputation as an undercover journalist exposing corruption, most prominently in the 2018 investigation of disgraced FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi.

In a press release, Tiger Eye said they were "terribly devastated by the dastardly act", but were "unshaken" in their pursuit of "nation-wreckers".

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo, condemned the "heinous crime" on Thursday and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

But his death has been linked to a comment by the Assin Central MP who was said to have asked his workers at his NET2 TV station to beat him [Ahmed] up if he ever stepped foot there.

"I won't mention his name not because I can't, but he doesn't deserve me mentioning his name".

This was contained in a press statement signed by Director-General of the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, on Thursday.

He also urged, "the application of travel, banking, and other applicable sanctions targeting Kennedy Agyapong, who he said, "urged violence against the journalist prior to his murder".

However, he said Mr Agyapong, who has already denied any link to the murder, told the police that the video which was in circulation was not a true representation of what he said as it was not the full version.

'So, they should go and investigate those he has offended not me.

'The evil they have been doing will follow them'.

RSF has previously condemned threats against Anas himself after he revealed "threatening calls, intimidatory messages and suspicious vehicles near his home".

Dozens of football referees and officials in several countries were also banned, including Nigerian national team coach Salisu Yusuf, for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents.

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