An undercover investigative journalist who worked with masked reporter, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, in exposing corruption in Ghana’s football federation has been shot dead.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was an investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt. He was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday.
His employers said he was assassinated.
Hussein-Suale was killed late Wednesday, shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at close range while driving in the suburb of Accra where he lived. He died immediately, according to police.
Tiger Eye PI, the investigative journalism house Hussein-Suale worked for, said it had the hallmarks of a professional hit.
“We call on the security agencies to unmask the elements behind this assassination and bring them to book,” Tiger Eye PI said.
Police haven’t announced any arrests.
Hussein-Suale worked under the leadership of Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a renowned Ghanaian investigative journalist once singled out and praised by former U.S. President Barack Obama as courageous and who has used undercover television documentaries to expose graft and organized crime in Ghana and across Africa.
Anas, who himself has gone undercover to investigate issues like human trafficking and corruption among Ghanaian judges, appears in public wearing elaborate, multicoloured veils over his face to protect his identity. The veils allow him to work without being recognized but also help to avoid reprisals.
Anas confirmed Hussein-Suale’s death on Facebook: “Sad news, but we shall not be silenced. Rest in peace.”
Source: Global news