Kenyan investigative journalists have taken to the social media to condemn the murder of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale in Accra, Ghana.
The Ghanaian undercover journalist was shot dead while driving home, his murder comes after a politician called for retribution against him. He is credited for exposing the rot in FIFA world cup and his reports saw several referees banned from officaiting the 2018 world cup.
— Anas Aremeyaw Anas (@anasglobal) January 17, 2019
— Mohammed Ali, HSC (@MohaJichoPevu) January 17, 2019
Unidentified men on motorbikes shot Ahmed Hussein-Suale three times in the capital Accra, local media reports say.
Rest in peace, Ahmed. pic.twitter.com/bCgKW2jDZz
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) January 17, 2019
It is sad that we are mourning the death of Ahmed Hussein-Suale who was an investigative journalist in Ghana. May those who performed the heinous act be brought to book and action taken against the politician.@NAkufoAddo @johnallannamu @MohaJichoPevu @Kmohamed @FredrickKagonye
— Milton were (@WereMilton) January 17, 2019
The undercover report on cash gifts led to a lifetime ban for the former head of Ghana’s Football Association.
Ghanaian journalist Ahmed Divela was killed tonight in Accra.
Ahmed was a committed and courageous colleague, instrumental in this year’s @anasglobal investigation of international soccer corruption, after which he was viciously doxxed & threatened.@CPJAfrica @RSF_Africa
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) January 17, 2019
BBC Africa Eye made a documentary about the scandal in 2018 after gaining access to the investigation led by controversial journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas, who runs Tiger Eye.
Editor’s Pick: Best Investigative Journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018 includes a 2-year investigation by @anasglobal & @BBCAfrica Eye that filmed nearly 100 football referees & officials taking cash bribes ahead of important matches https://t.co/k4BWUFTzFo pic.twitter.com/JJ48MN04dD
— GIJN (@gijn) January 9, 2019
After the BBC broadcast the film, Ghanaian MP Kennedy Agyapong circulated photos of Mr Hussein-Suale and called for retribution against him.
“If he comes here, beat him,” Mr Agyapong says in a video published on news site Ghana Web. “Whatever happens, I’ll pay.”
In a press release, Tiger Eye said they were “terribly devastated by the dastardly act”, but were “unshaken” in their pursuit of “nation-wreckers”.
Mr Hussein-Suale was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck in the suburb of Madina at about 23:00 (23:00 GMT) on Wednesday night, reports say.
Kenyan investigative journalists have taken to