A memorial service for the late investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale of Tiger Eye PI held last Friday, 8 February 2019 at the Ghana International Press Center in Accra.
The service organised by the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) in collaboration with Tiger Eye PI was attended by journalists, from local and international , editors, managing editors, political leaders, Muslim Communities, Civil Societies, family of the deceased and loved ones.
Mr. Ahmed Hussein-Suale 31-year-old member of the Tiga Eye PI was leaving home in his car when two men said to be riding a motorbike shot him three times at madina, a suburb of Accra and booted on 16 January 2019 around 10 p.m.
The police have said six suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder, questioned and granted bail.
￼Apart from the six suspects, ACP David Senanu Eklu, Director-General, Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, said Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong; former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi; and Ahmed’s boss, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, have all been cautioned and given forms to submit their statement to the police.
Some eyewitnesses, according to ACP Eklu, have also been interviewed by the police. The police spokesman noted that the law enforcement body is working hard to clamp down on Ahmed’s murderers.
Addressing at a memorial service , The president of Ghana Journalist Association (GJA) Mr. Affail Monney, commends the Ghana Police most highly for this very significant progress in the investigations.
“We are inclined to summon the necessary optimism in the sense that the perpetrators of the murder will eventually be found and taste the biting edge of the law. This is the only way to stunch the blood flow in our hearts which was inflicted by the brutal murder of Ahmed.”
Mr. Monney, Encouraged journalists not to lose hope but stand fairly to serve the good people of Ghana. ” while enduring the excruciating pain, we shall not shrink back or lose heart. We shall continue to fight to defined our rights and expand the frontiers of freedom which is the oxygen of our profession,” he noted.
GJA president further stated that, the brutal murder of Ahmed should unite and not divide us at all. “We should close our ranks and sharpen our focus on issues which bother us all – issues which can push us forward and not draw us backward.”
Mr. Affail Monney , made this known when he addressed a memorial service in honour of Ahmed Hussein Suale , on Friday at Ghana International Press center in Accra.
He believes that Ahmed has done something which should not be made to vanish with the passage of time. In view of this, GJA is going to honour Ahmed Hussein Suale with a category in investigative Journalism of the year award. This is also to encourage young Journalists.
By Bismark Okyere Asante