Slain undercover journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, was today, Friday buried at the Madina cemetery in Accra, after brief solemn Islamic rites at the Kuwait Islamic Central Mosque at Madina.
The corpse which was shrouded in a white cotton cloth, arrived at the mosque in a hearse shortly after midday, from the Police Hospital morgue.
Hundreds of worshipers, family, friends and a host of media practitioners including his boss Anas Aremeyaw Anas witnessed the funeral prayers, led by Mallam Abdallah Shuaib before the body was conveyed to the cemetery.
Meanwhile some International Organisations Have joined Ghanaians to speak about the gruesome murder of the young.
Ban Ken Agyapong from US, FBI must join probe into Ahmed’s murder
US Congressman, Hank Johnson has condemned the killing of Ahmed Hussein-Suale and wants the US to join in investigations into his death.
Mr. Johnson in a letter to the US Secretary of State said the US government must also look at possible sanctions including a travel ban against the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong over his conduct and utterances against the deceased prior to his killing.
The African Investigative Publishing Collective, AIPC
AIPC said the murder of Ahmed has come as a shock.
In a statement, AIPC said the killing is not just a loss to Tiger Eye PI and the community of investigative reporters in Africa but also a loss to the people of Ghana and the continent.
US Embassy in Ghana
The US embassy in Ghana in a tweet said “the US embassy condemns the murder of Ahmed Hussein Suale, a young investigative journaist merely doing his job and calls for a thorough investigation.”
“This was not only an attack on Suale, but on Ghana’s climate of transparency, democratic credibility and press freedom.”
The world football body on their part said “FIFA is extremely disturbed and saddened to hear of the news that a local journalist based in Ghana Ahmed Hussein Suale-was shot in Accra yesterday.”
FIFA reiterates its support to for journalists doing important work, which on many occasions leads us to an improvement in governance standards, not only in football but across the board in public life.”
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has called on Government to bring to justice the perpetrators of the murder of investigative journalist Ahmed Husein Suale, a member of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI.
In a media release issued Thursday, January 17th, the IFJ General Secretary, Anthony Bellanger, said the killing of the journalist has no place in a civilized and democratic society. He, therefore, called all democratic African countries to stand against the silencing of journalists.
“The news of the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a courageous investigative journalist who helped expose corruption in African football, has been received by the Ghana Integrity Initiative, the local chapter of Transparency International, with grave trepidation. The act is signalling a dangerous twist to the fight against corruption in Ghana.” They said
Some International News have also been reporting on the dastardly act
Headline:- Ahmed Hussein-Suale: Ghana journalist shot dead
A Ghanaian undercover journalist has been shot dead while driving home, after a politician called for retribution against him.
Unidentified men on motorbikes shot Ahmed Hussein-Suale three times in the capital Accra, local media reports say.
Headline:-Journalist who exposed soccer corruption in Ghana shot dead:
A journalist who exposed corruption in soccer in Ghana was killed by two gunmen, an attorney for his employer told CNN.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was near his home Wednesday in the Accra suburb of Madina when two men on a motorbike pulled up next to his car and shot him at close range, according to the lawyer, Kissi Agyebeng.
The journalist died instantly after being shot twice in the chest and in the neck, Agyebeng said.