A raging acrimony between ace Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and the MP for Assin North Constituency, Kennedy Agyapong over the exposé of Number 12 Ghana football corruption scandal may have resulted in the murder of undercover investigator and a key member of Anas’ Tiger Eye Private Investigations team, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
The lead investigator for Tiger Eye PI team in the Number 12 Ghana football corruption scandal was shot yesterday after an alleged series of ferocious campaigns against Anas and his team Mr Agyapong, using his “who watches the watchman” video documentary.
Confirming the death of his colleague on facebook, Anas said Ahmed was shot three times, twice in the chest and another in the neck late Wednesday night at Madina in Accra while driving home by unidentified men riding a motorbike.
Contention between the two personalities became rife after the MP name was mentioned by the then GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi in the Number 12 corruption documentary last year.
The outspoken MP also accused Anas and his team of using private investigations to blackmail high profile personalities, and vowed to expose the team and unmask Anas with the launch of his anti-Anas video documentary dubbed “who watches the watchman.”
Anas, for his part, also dragged Mr. Agyapong to court for defaming him and asked the High Court to award aggravated damages to the tune of GH¢25 million arising from defamatory materials published by the MP.
Following the death of Hussein-Suale, many people, including journalists have taken to social media platforms to blaming the MP for the death of Hussein-Suale.
Pointing to a video which has gone viral on social media, where the MP was seen showing photographs of Ahmed in his “who watches the watchman” anti-Anas video documentary, on his Net 2 TV, and calling on the public to deal with him for a handsome reward, many have suggested that Mr. Agyapong should be held liable for playing a role in the murder of the journalist.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was the lead investigator of the Tiger Eye PI team in the Number 12 exposé on corruption in Ghana football. He is reported to be the investigator who arranged the meeting with between former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi with supposed investors in Ghana and abroad.
The Number 12 documentary led to a major shake-up in the GFA, including the resignation of the GFA President.
By Benjamin Nana Appiah/ adrdaily.com