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General News of Thursday, 17 January 2019


Ahmed's killing: Too many murders happening; fight for justice – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama Former President John Dramani Mahama

Former President John Mahama has urged the police to bring the killers of Tiger Eye PI’s undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale to bood.

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

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

According to his colleagues, nothing was stolen from him.

Speaking to NDC delegates at Koforidua in the New Juaben South Constituency, Mr Mahama said: “This morning, we woke up to a very sad news that a journalist, who works with Anas Aremeyaw Anas, closed from work, he was driving home in his car and a group of people on a motorcycle crossed him and shot him to death in his car.

“And I’m saying that for a democracy like Ghana that has gained worldwide reputation as a model of democracy in Africa, things like this should not happen.

“Journalists should not be killed in cold blood because of the work they do”, the former president, who is campaigning to win the flag bearer slot of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), said.

He also urged the government to stem the tide of murders in the country.

“Recently, there’s been a spate of killings and we urge the government and the investigative agencies to be up and doing and bring these perpetrators of these dastardly actions to justice.

“There’s a lady who works with the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA), who was recently killed in her bedroom at night. And, so, we urge our police service, we know they are very capable people, and, so we urge our police service, our CID, and our BNI to be up and doing and bring those who have committed these crimes to justice.

“There are other deaths, the Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Water Company Limited was killed. Other deaths have occurred recently. It creates a state of insecurity and fear in our country and I think that the government should pay attention to this”, Mr Mahama said.