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General News of Thursday, 17 January 2019


Tiger Eye journalist murder: 'Be very afraid; I'm afraid' – Cudjoe

Founding president of think tank IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe Founding president of think tank IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe

The founding president of think tank IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, has said he is fear-stricken by the gruesome murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a Tiger Eye PI undercover journalist and close associate of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Hussein-Suale was killed by unidentified men who were riding on a motorbike on Wednesday, 16 January 2019.

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

According to his colleagues, nothing was stolen from him.

Mr. Cudjoe said the incident calls for concern if individuals could be targeted and murdered for discharging their duties.

Mr. Cudjoe further criticized high-ranking officials who make comments to incite people to violence against others, to the extent baying for their blood over dissenting views.

“Gravely worried about the brutal murder of one of Anas' investigators. There can be only one cause – the dastardly effusions and contorted logic of those who vow to deal with their fellow human beings for doing their work. Gradually, the reckless commentary by some people in high office has emboldened just any character happy to threaten and even kill independent thinking persons all in an apparent democracy. Be very afraid. I am afraid,” Mr. Cudjoe posted on his Facebook wall on Thursday, 17 January 2018.

Meanwhile, a lawyer for Tiger Eye PI, Mr. Kissi Adjabeng has said that a Member of Parliament (MP) who exposed the identity of Mr. 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.

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