An undercover reporter, by name Ahmed Hussein-Suale, has reportedly been assassinated in Ghana. The allegation was raised by the agency Suale worked for, Tiger Eye, an undercover reporting agency in Ghana. According to Anas Aremeyaw, leader of Tiger Eye, the reporter was shot by unrecognized gunmen on his way home from work on Wednesday, once in the neck and twice in the chest.
Mr. Anas posted the announcement of Suale’s alleged assassination on Twitter along with a video of a certain Ghanaian lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong, issuing threats against the deceased reporter. In the video called on the members of the public to assist in dealing with Suale for a handsome reward. Every indication from the scene of the crime shows that the reporter was not robbed, suggesting it was an assassination.
— CPJ Africa (@CPJAfrica) January 17, 2019
Tiger Eye has been instrumental in uncovering several corruption cases in Ghana, the most recent being the exposure of certain Judges who had received bribes. The revelations of that report led to several judges resigning from office. It is believed that the undercover reporter’s murder is a result of the latest investigations in the Ghanaian Sports sector.
The Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ) via their twitter account condemned the incident and called on the Ghanaian government to look into it and ensure justice.