Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed by gunmen on a motorbike, police say, with reports saying he was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck.
An investigative journalist in Ghana whose work exposing corruption in African soccer led to the downfall of a member of the sport's high-powered FIFA Council has been shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike, police said on Thursday.
Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed on Wednesday night, with reports saying he was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck.
One of the undercover journalists who gained global attention for his role in exposing a corruption scandal in African football has been assassinated, according to Police in Accra. https://t.co/FLM7CZCsLb #KickOff— Kick Off (@KickOffMagazine) January 17, 2019
He was part of an undercover reporting team led by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a renowned investigative journalist in the country.
A part of the journalists' work led to then-FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi, the second most powerful man in African soccer, being banned from the sport for life last year for bribery and corruption.
Anas confirmed Hussein-Suale's death on Facebook, saying, "Sad news, but we shall not be silenced. Rest in peace."
Sad news, but we shall not be silenced. Rest in peace, Ahmed. #JournalismIsNotCrime #SayNoToCorruptionPosted by Anas Aremeyaw Anas on Wednesday, January 16, 2019