Undercover journalist in Anas' crew shot dead in Accra

Undercover journalist in Anas' crew shot dead in Accra

An investigative journalist whose exposés on the deep-rooted corruption in African soccer led to the downfall of a member of the high-powered FIFA Council was shot dead Wednesday, months after a Ghana politician called for retribution against him.

Ahmed played an important role in the Number 12 documentary which led to the resignation of Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyaantakyi and the sacking of dozens of referees. "He was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck", his cousin Musa Mohammed told DPA.

Maama Yaa Tiwaa, director of the criminal investigations department, said the "men are on the ground now gathering information".

Ahmed was one of Tiger Eye journalists whose photographed the member of parliament for Assign South, Kennedy Agyapong circulated in his "who watches the watchman" anti-Anas video documentary and called on the public to deal with for a handsome reward.

"We are very devastated as a family".

"He invited the world to beat him up and said he will pay for it and now he has been killed", said Agyabeng. "I expect the police to bring to book, as soon as possible, the perpetrators of this heinous crime".

He has also faced threats from Agyapong, who belongs to President Nana Akufo-Addo's ruling New Patriotic Party.

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Ghana is ranked 23rd out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders 2018 World Press Freedom Index.

The revelations rocked Ghana, where football is the national sport and which prides itself as being a stable democracy in an often turbulent region. The BBC said Hussein-Suale also worked with them on various projects, including an investigation into human body parts sold for ritual magic in Malawi.

Hussein-Suale's death was also condemned by worldwide press organisations, who called for investigations into his murder.

'That boy that's very risky, he lives here in Madina.

In the video, Kennedy continued to add that, he would be ready to sort anyone who beats up the late Ahmed if they come across him.

Agyapong himself rejected claims that he "engineered the killing" of Husein, telling local radio station Neat FM: "He has never offended me".

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