By Nana Asare Barimah.
17 JANUARY, THURSDAY.
Former President John Mahama has broken his silence on the murder of undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas,
He noted that Journalists should not be killed in cold blood because of the work they do. The former President also urged the government to stem the tide of murders in the country.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck at Madina in Accra. His killing comes months after an MP with the governing New Patriotic Party Kennedy Agyapong publicly called for his beating.
Ahmed was a member of the private investigations company Tiger Eye PI which uncovered astonishing corruption in Ghana’s sports administration.
Speaking to NDC delegates at Koforidua in the New Juaben South Constituency, Mr Mahama said, “This morning, we woke up to a very sad news that a journalist, who works with Anas Aremeyaw Anas, closed from work, he was driving home in his car and a group of people on a motorcycle crossed him and shot him to death in his car”.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has also shared his condolences with the family of the undercover investigator who was shot dead on Wednesday night.
Condemning the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale “unreservedly”, the president urged the police to find his murderers “as soon as possible”.
A video of the Assin Central MP has gone viral containing his charge for Ahmed’s beating describing the undercover investigator as a dangerous bad boy.
The investigative documentary broadcast on June 6, 2018, at the Accra International Conference Centre led to the resignation of the GFA President and FIFA Council member, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
It also resulted in the suspension of the Ghana Premier League and a life ban on eight referees filmed taking bribes in the explosive documentary.