Investigative Journalist Ahmed Hussein Shot Dead In Accra Ghana

Controversial reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas at a past function. Ahmed Hussein-Suale who worked closely with Anas was shot dead

Ghanaian undercover journalist shot dead

Ahmed, who is a member of Anas' Tiger Eye PI team, was found dead in his auto on Wednesday night, January 16, 2019, after he was shot by unknown assailants while driving.

Hussein-Suale, 34, worked undercover with award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas for Tiger Eye in Ghana, per the International Press Institute (IPI).

The lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong, showed pictures of Hussein-Suale and revealed the neighborhood where he lived in an interview on TV channel NET 2.

He promised payment for supporters who took retribution against Husein.

The undercover investigation led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has begun investigations to capture the perpetrators of the crime.

In a statement, Tiger Eye PI said Hussein-Sualehad received death threats after recently finishing work on a documentary that exposed bribery and corruption in African soccer.

Agyapong, a member of Ghana's ruling New Patriotic Party, can also be heard in the video offering to pay for anyone who attacks Hussein-Suale.

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As a result of the scandal, the entire Ghana Football Association was shut down by Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo.

The revelations rocked Ghana, a country where football is the national sport and which prides itself on being a stable democracy in an often turbulent region.

Ranting and shouting into the camera, Agyapong said: "That boy (Ahmed-Hussein) that's very unsafe, he lives here in Madina".

Agyapong himself rejected claims that he "engineered the killing" of Husein, telling local radio station Neat FM: "He has never offended me". This transnational focus is informed precisely by the pressures, risks and dangers investigative journalists face when they operate alone in their countries, such as recently also experienced by our Mozambican member Estacio Valoi.

Football's world governing body Fifa last October banned former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi for life and fined him almost $500,000 after he was seen on camera accepting bribes.

Nyantakyi was accused of requesting US$11 million to secure government contracts.

Nyantakyi resigned from all of his roles and was banned from soccer for life previous year for bribery, corruption and conflict of interest as a result of the documentary.

The US Embassy tweeted on Friday condemning the murder of the man who is in his early 30s, saying he was only "a young investigative journalist merely doing his job, and calls for a thorough investigation". Fourteen officials were exonerated.

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