An investigative journalist who helped expose corruption in soccer in Africa has been shot useless in Ghana.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was shot twice within the chest and as soon as within the neck by unidentified assailants on motorbikes on Wednesday evening, Ghana’s Graphic newspaper web site mentioned.
Hussein-Suale, who was shot in a suburb of the capital Accra whereas returning dwelling from work, was a member of the Tiger Eye investigative reporting workforce.
Violence in opposition to journalists in Ghana is uncommon. In line with the Committee to Defend Journalists, just one different journalist has been killed within the nation since 1992.
Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, condemned the killing of Hussein-Suale unreservedly.
“I anticipate the police to convey to e-book, as quickly as attainable, the perpetrators of this heinous crime,” he mentioned. “As soon as once more, my heartfelt condolences.”
Arrange by Anas Aremeyaw Anas — an investigative reporter who has protected his anonymity and seems in pictures along with his face obscured — Tiger Eye final 12 months uncovered mass corruption in African soccer previous to the World Cup. It immediately led to the dissolution of the Ghanaian Soccer Affiliation and its president being banned by FIFA for 90 days.
Shortly after that investigation was printed, Ghanaian lawmaker Kennedy Agyapong was filmed singling out Hussein-Suale, explicitly calling for him to be crushed.
Anas posted a video of that interview Thursday, paying tribute to Hussein-Suale.
Talking on Thursday, Agyapong mentioned he had nothing to do with Hussein-Suale’s dying.
“This boy is irrelevant to my life. Why would I be silly and order folks to kill him taking a look at how far God has introduced me? He has not offended me in anyway,” he informed Accra-based radio station Neat FM. “They need to look for individuals who could also be behind this heinous act. That is simply low-cost propaganda.”
Press freedom organizations joined within the condemnation of Hussein-Suale’s killing.
“The brutal homicide of Hussein-Suale underscores the grave hazard that journalists, particularly those that deal with corruption and abuse of energy, face of their line of labor,” mentioned Ravi R. Prasad, the director of advocacy for the Worldwide Press Institute. “The federal government of Ghana should swiftly examine this crime and produce the killers to justice.”