FIFA condemns killing of undercover investigator

Author: Beatrice Laryea
The corpse was shrouded in a white cotton cloth

Football’s world governing body, FIFA has condemned the killing of undercover journalist and a key member of investigative company Tiger Eye PI, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.

The 31-year-old Hussein-Suale was gunned down in the vicinity of his residence at Madina on Wednesday, January 16 by unknown gunmen said to be riding a motor bike, with neighbours claiming to have sighted the killers in the area a number of times before they struck.

According to reports, he was shot thrice in the chest and once in the neck by the assailants.

In a statement released on Friday, FIFA said “it has been extremely disturbed and saddened to hear of the news that a local journalist based in Ghana – Mr Ahmed Hussein-Suale – was shot dead yesterday.”

The statement continued: “FIFA reiterates its support for journalists doing important investigative work, which on many occasions leads to an improvement in government standards, not only in football but across the board in public life.”

Ahmed played a key role in the investigative piece Number 12: When Greed and Corruption Become The Norm, which led to FIFA handing a lifetime ban to former Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

He was buried on Friday, January 18, at the Madina cemetery in Accra, after a brief yet solemn Islamic rites at the Kuwait Islamic Central Mosque at Madina.

Below is the statement.