18 January 2019
Ahmed Hussein Suale was assassinated by gunmen on Wednesday night. He was shot at close range three times; twice in the chest, and once in the neck. He was member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations, the undercover team of journalists whose investigative documentary led to the resignation of FIFA’s head of the Ghana Football Association. His other exposes have highlighted the graft in the judicial system.
Last October, FIFA banned former head of Ghana FA, Kwesi Nyantakyi for life and fined him $700,000 after he was caught on camera taking a bribe of $65,000 from their undercover reporters. Nyantakyi was accused of asking $15 million to get government contracts.
Investigations by Husein’s team led to the life bans of eight referees and assistant referees and a further 53 officials who were subject to 10-year bans. Fourteen officials were exonerated. Nigerian national team coach Salisu Yusuf was banned for receiving cash from undercover journalists posing as agents.
Husein had previously made a complaint to police after a Ghanaian politician, Kennedy Agyapong, showed his photograph on a private television channel and promised payment for supporters who took retribution against Husein.
Hussein-Suale worked under the leadership of Anas Aremeyaw Anas who once singled out and praised by former U.S. President Barack Obama as courageous and who has used undercover television documentaries to expose graft and organized crime in Ghana and across Africa. Yahoo News reported.