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General News of Thursday, 17 January 2019


A sitting MP should be questioned – Tiger Eye lawyer

Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas

An MP who exposed the identity of Tiger Eye PI’s undercover journalist and investigator, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, on his TV station and incited violence against the teammate of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has questions to answer in connection with the murder of Hussein-Suale on Wednesday, 16 January 2019, a lawyer for Tiger Eye PI, Mr Kissi Adjabeng has said.

Hussein-Suale was killed by unidentified men who were riding on a motorbike on Wednesday night.

He was shot in the chest and neck at Madina in Accra while driving home.

According to his colleagues, nothing was stolen from him.

Reacting to the death of the journalist on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM on Thursday, 17 January 2018, Mr Adjabeng said although the case is yet to be investigated, he believes a sitting MP should be questioned by the police for certain comments he made when the Tiger Eye PI team issued a notice to premiere its Number 12 documentary which uncovered rot in Ghana football.

Mr Adjabeng told Benjamin Akakpo on the EBS that: “A sitting Member of Parliament who owns media houses went on his media houses and invited the entire world to beat him up for payment, and that he was going to pay."

"We complained bitterly about it that this conduct is reckless. You’re a sitting Member of Parliament, you don’t behave like that and that he the sitting Member of Parliament, whose name I refuse to mention, dragged Anas Aremeyaw Anas to the General Legal Council...”

Mr Adjabeng continued: “If you go on air and put a young man’s picture out there and you invite the general public to vehemently beat him up and whatever happens you are going to pay for it, that sitting Member of Parliament should be asked questions now in respect of that reckless conduct he engaged in, and we were amazed that apart from us, nobody was complaining about that conduct and now the young man has been shot dead."

“You put it out there that he should be beaten and you’ll pay for it, certainly, the authorities should ask him some questions. He claims that nobody is above the law, he is definitely also not above the law but he definitely has some questions to answer. You publicly called for his beating up and he’s been killed”.

Meanwhile, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has stated that his friend’s murder will not stop him from doing his work as an undercover journalist.