‘Ghanaian Undercover Reporter Shot Dead After Local Politician Called for Retribution Against Him’ — How BBC Reported Death of Anas’ Associate Ahmed

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The debauched murder of Ghanaian undercover journalist and close associate of Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, has found its way beyond the shores of Ghana and into the arms of the international media.

The BBC has reported on the death of Hussein-Suale, who was killed late Wednesday by gunmen in Madina.

The BBC story leans heavily on the MP Kennedy Agyapong, who has been threatening Anas and his team ever since his ‘Number 12’ exposé destroyed the corrupt forces in Ghana football.

Their first paragraph summarizes that the reporter is dead after a local politician called for revenge against him.

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Ghanaians have also been blaming Agyapong for having a hand in Ahmed’s death, whilst the Police CID are also believed to have invited Agyapong over for questioning.

Read full BBC report on the story below…

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.

BBC Africa Eye made a documentary about the scandal last year after gaining access to the investigation led by journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas, who runs Tiger Eye.

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.

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

Mr 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 night, reports say.

His body has reportedly been taken to the Police Hospital Morgue and will be buried soon.

The investigative journalist co-operated with the BBC on several stories, including an investigation into human body parts sold for ritual magic in Malawi.

Violence against the press is rare in Ghana.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, only one other journalist has been killed in Ghana since 1992.

The International Federation of Journalists says eight journalists were killed across all of Africa in 2017.

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com


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