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Number12: Anas dedicates award to murdered Hussein-Suale

BY: Kweku Zurek
Anas dedicates latest award to Hussein-Suale
Anas dedicates latest award to Hussein-Suale

Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has dedicated an award for his explosive #Number 12 documentary to his murdered colleague Ahmed Hussein Suale who was gunned down last week in Accra.

Shortly after receiving the 'Investigative Reporting’ award at the first edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards held on January 21 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Anas credited Hussein-Suale for the critical role he played in the success of the award-winning documentary #Number12.

“I receive this award in honour of my colleague, Ahmed. I know he would have been here with me to receive this award if not for the unfortunate incident. But we will never surrender, because journalism is not a crime,” emphasized Anas after receiving his trophy. 

Last year, in May, Hussein-Suale helped expose corruption in African football as a prominent member of Anas’ Tiger Eye Private Investigations team.

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The revelations led to the resignation of the head of Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, after he was filmed accepting bribes when the documentary was premiered on June 6 in Accra.

During the ward ceremony, Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), condemned the recent killing of Ghanaian investigative reporter Hussein-Suale .

“The IOC was very sad to hear of the loss of Hussein-Suale, being murdered for exercising his profession,”  Mr Bach said.

There was a minute silence at the awards not just for Hussein-Suale, but also for a Kenyan sports journalist who was a victim of the Dusit D2 attack in Nairobi.

Hussein-Suale was assassinated at Madina by two unidentified gunmen on a motorbike while driving at Madina in Accra.