A Ghanaian undercover reporter has been shot dead in Accra. Reports say the reporter, Ahmed Hussein-Suale was on his way home when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on his vehicle in Madina area of the city.
Mr Hussein-Suale was a key member of a team of undercover investigators working with Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye in Ghana.
The team have famously exposed corrupt Ghanaian public officers. One of the most popular cases was the 2015 undercover report that exposed judges as taking cash bribes and forced many of them to resign.
Anas who made the sad announcement on Thursday morning, revealed that his late colleague was shot twice on the chest and once in the neck.
Mr Anas also posted the video of a Ghanaian lawmaker making violent threats against Mr Hussein-Suale.
Kennedy Agyapong said in the video, which was part of ‘who watches the watchman’ anti-Anas docuseries, that the public should deal with Mr Hussein-Suale for a handsome reward.
Hussein-Suale’s killers did not steal anything from him, making many believe it was indeed an assassination.
It is suspected that an undercover on corruption in the Ghanaian sports industry may have led to the murder of Mr Hussein-Suale.
Last year, Tiger Eye raised the alarm that its staff members had become recipients of frequent violent threats, calling on the world to prevail on Ghanaian authorities to ensure their safety.