Ahmed Hussein-Suale, the investigative journalist with Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI, who was shot and killed on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, feared he would be assasinated following the publication of his image by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.
This, is according to the Committee to Project Journalists (CPJ), an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide.
According to CPJ, Ahmed, in September 2018 expressed the fear that “powerful figures in Ghana sought to harm him.”
The CPJ, in a report on its website released following Hussein-Suale’s death, said Ahmed told the organisation via WhatsApp that “Since my image was published and [the] public was incited against me […] many people have attempted [to attack me]. These criminals after us are people who are […] associated with powers that be in Ghana and can do anything and get away with it.”
“Indeed, it [has] been hinted in some quarters that the very man who published [my image] said he was doing everything possible to quell [my] existence,” the report said.