The president of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo has mentioned that he really regrets the state’s inability to find the murderer of investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale, of Tiger Eye fame.
Investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale who worked with the investigative agency, Tiger Eye Private Investigations headed by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was shot in cold blood on 16th January 2019.
Ahmed Suale together with Anas often had a good collaboration with British based media firm, BBC to embark on investigative pieces together, but was murdered close to his home in Accra. On the other hand, some have also pointed accusing fingers at Assin Central Member of Parliament, Honorable Kennedy Agyapong because of certain statements he allegedly made live on his media network.
Murdered investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein Suale
Speaking at a Special Congregation held by the University of Cape Coast to honour him, Akufo-Addo, reiterated his regrets over the state’s inability to arrest the murderer who shot Ahmed Suale as at now. He explained that as a human rights activists every life is precious hence no one has the right to end anyone’s life.
He further went on to add that he is dedicated to finding the killer of Ahmed Suale and that every punishment that is deserving of the killer would be given.
“Government has no interest in covering up for anyone who is involved. There is no indication that his death is at the instance of the government. In the end, his murderer would be caught tried and punished. I believe it is in the interest of the state, it is in the interest of Ghana that journalist in the country should be able to go about their duties safely” he added.
President Akufo-Addo and his entourage at the New Examination Centre, UCC
According to eye witness account, the murder was allegedly committed around midnight at Madina, a suburb of the capital, Accra. As established, Ahmed Suale and his family usually sat outside his home and had a nice family time as they often do late in the night.
A family member, Alhassan therefore, recounted that Ahmed Suale had allegedly gone to visit a family member who was not in a good condition medically when they heard the sounds of firecrackers, but all cooled down after a while only for a neighbour to allegedly come out and cry stating that his brother, Ahmed Hussein-Suale had been shot and was lying in a pool of blood.
However, in a colourful ceremony, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo was honoured by the University of Cape Coast (UCC) with an honorary doctorate degree in Educational Leadership (Honoris Causa) at a special congregation held at the UCC, Cape Coast.
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