The Ghanaian journalist, Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed in a gruesome murder at Madina, a suburb of Accra by assailants who were on motorbikes on Wednesday night. Hussein-Suale was buried on Friday according to Islamic custom and tradition.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was one of the brains behind the historic investigative piece on Ghana football dubbed ‘Number 12’ which premiered June last year.
The ‘Number 12’ caught former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi and other football and match officials on camera receiving monies suspected to be bribe.
Hussein-Suale’s last known undercover investigation was into ritual killings in Malawi published by the BBC in which he, Anas and the television crew were attacked by villagers who mistook them for ritual killers themselves.
The Tiger Eye team have cultivated many enemies over the years due to their sting operations which some describe as entrapment, breach of privacy and unethical journalism. They have used hidden body cameras to expose high court judges who take bribes, fake abortion doctors in Nigeria and a Chinese sex trafficking ring in Accra.
As an undercover investigator Hussein-Suale was unknown to the general public until his work in exposing football corruption in Ghana and Africa in a film released in June 2018. The film resulted in the dissolution of the Ghana Football Association and the lifetime ban FIFA handed to its former head, Kwesi Nyantakyi and some referees.
It also proved costly for high ranking politicians including the president of Ghana who was forced to deny any association with corrupt deals Nyantakyi was brokering with the undercover reporters. Kennedy Agyapong, a controversial member of parliament, who was also implicated in the film, got hold of Hussein-Suale’s passport and photos and blew his cover on national television while encouraging his supporters to attack the reporter.