President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the families of Ahmed Suale and the media of his determination to find the investigative journalist’s killers.
He stated that as long as he is in office, the perpetrators of the heinous crime will be brought to justice.
President Akufo-Addo made the remarks while speaking to journalists at a dinner hosted by the Ghana Journalists Association in Accra.
“I continue to be deeply regretful that despite the unseasoned best effort of the police, the perpetrators of the murder of Ahmed Suale can still not be found. But I assure you that, as long as I am President, the investigation will not be closed until they are brought to justice.”
Ahmed Saule was shot dead by unknown assailants in Madina, Accra, in January 2019.
He was Tiger Eye PI team’s lead investigator in the Number 12 exposé on football corruption in Ghana.
Three years after his death, police have yet to make any arrests or complete investigations into his death.
A cross-section of the public claimed that his murder was linked to his role in the Number 12 exposé, which brought down the Ghana Football Association and its then-president, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
This happened months after Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong exposed Ahmed Suale in the aftermath of the #Number12 exposé, saying he [Ahmed] was wicked and should be beaten if he visited his company’s premises – Oman FM and NET 2 TV.
Mr. Agyapong subsequently denied any involvement in Ahmed Suale’s death.
The slain investigator’s family has expressed dissatisfaction with the government and security agencies for failing to find his killers.
According to the family, the murder of Ahmed was not taken seriously for many years after the incident.