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Hussein-Suale murder: We’ve not grown cold feet – CID

Source The Ghana Report/ Dave Alamisi

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service says it has made “tremendous progress on the case” involving the murder of Tiger Eye PI undercover journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.

The police have assured family, media and the public that “it has not closed” investigations into the case “and the document is also not gathering dust where it is”.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Juliana Obeng, told the media at a remembrance forum to mark exactly one year after the murder of Mr Hussein-Suale.

She said they have “not grown cold feet on the matter” and every lead is being given the needed attention.

Mr Hussein-Suale died on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, when unidentified men on motorbikes shot him three times, twice in the chest and once in his neck in his vehicle at Madina in Accra.

Family of the deceased have decried the slow pace of investigations to bring the killers to book prompting a Coalition in support of Anas’ publications to post images of some individuals they claim are the culprits.

Meanwhile, GJA President, Mr Affail Monney, has called for security agencies to prioritize the safety of journalists in the country.

He said the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Arusha, ruled in 2014 that the failure of a government to seek and bring to account persons who have killed journalists constitutes intimidation of the media.

He added that this hurts free expression and violates the human rights of journalists.
By so doing, he called for a conclusive investigation into the death of the journalist.

The GJA has also entreated journalists in the country to be cautious about their safety as the country heads to this year’s elections. Tensions are normally high during the period as the duties of journalists are heightened during periods of elections.

GJA President, Mr Affail Monney, stated: “We wish to use the moment of commemoration to sound a clarion caution to all journalists to sharpen their sense of security especially in this elections year”.

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