Former President Jerry John Rawlings has said investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed because “one man recklessly unmasked” him and “issued threats of violence” against the now-deceased 31-year-old.
Mr Ahmed Hussein-Suale, an undercover journalist who played an instrumental role in the recent exposé in African football, was shot dead on Wednesday while on his way home.
His death has generated uproar in Ghana, especially because in the heat of the exposé in June 2018, a politician with the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Kennedy Agyapong incited violence against him.
Ahmed, who works with ace undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was shot in the chest by unidentified men on motorbikes in Madina, a suburb of Accra.
Reacting to the death of the journalist, Mr Rawlings tweeted that: “Ahmed Suale’s killing cannot be allowed to end up like others- unresolved. We have to get to the bottom of these questionable circumstances and their implications for our wider safety.”
“We are here today largely because one man recklessly unmasked an investigative reporter and issued threats of violence,” he added.
Ahmed-Suale was buried a day after his killing in conformity with Islamic tradition.