A year after his death and nothing to show from police investigations, investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has vowed to find the murderers of his colleague, Ahmed Hussein-Suale
As the inky fraternity worldwide seeks an update on the gruesome murder of the investigative journalist who was shot to death on January 16, 2019, his mentor says his team will pursue justice and bring the perpetrators of the murder to book.
In a eulogy on Thursday on his Facebook page, Anas praised his late colleague who was an integral part of Tiger Eye’s investigation into corruption in Ghana Football which brought football in the country on its knees.
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.
Anas said on his Facebook page: “You were killed in the pursuit of truth. We will never forget. We will fight till justice prevails.
Mr Hussein-Suale was a member of investigative firm Tiger Eye Private Investigations which investigated corruption in the Ghana Football Association named Number 12 which led to the removal of office and a lifetime ban of its President Kwesi Nyantakyi. In response, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong called for retaliation against as he splashed images of Mr Hussein-Suale on his TV channel Net2 TV as well as social media.
Investigations by police into the murder has been inconclusive. A Coalition in support of Anas’ publications has posted some images of some individuals they claim are the culprits.
Meanwhile, the family of the slain journalist are calling for speedy investigations and prosecution of the killers.
Also, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an American independent non-profit, non-governmental organization fighting for press freedom and rights of journalists has accused the government of Ghana of taking action.
“The murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale one year ago sent a chilling message that journalists are not safe in Ghana. It’s a message made more clear with each passing day that impunity prevails in his case.
“Authorities in Ghana have too often failed to hold accountable those responsible for attacks against journalists in their country. Action must be taken to reverse this grave patter,” Angela Quintal, Africa Programme Coordinator stated.