PPF condemns brutal murder of journalist in Accra, Ghana

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana has expressed concern over the killing of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale on January 16 in Medina, Accra.

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter, has condemned this brutal murder of journalist and called on the Ghanaian government to thoroughly investigate the matter and hold perpetrators responsible for this terrible act.

According to International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), unidentified armed motorcyclists attacked Hussein and shot three times on his neck and chest and escaped from the spot. The body of journalist was shifted to Police Hospital in Accra for autopsy.

Hussein, who was also a member of the team headed by journalist Anas Aremeyaw that exposed corruption in African football league. Their investigative reports resulted in banning numbers of referees and officials and also led to the resignation of the head of the Ghana Football Association.

Hussein previously lodged a complaint to police after a Ghanaian lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong, displayed his picture on a private television channel. He promised compensation for supporters who took revenge against Hussein.