Killing of investigative journalist dangerous act against corruption fight-GII


Anti-corruption body, the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International has said the murder of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale is an act that is a dangerous twist to the fight against corruption.

 

 

A statement issued by GII said the act ‘’…is not only going to create unnecessary fear and panic among well-meaning Ghanaians who are desirous to join the fight against corruption, but it is also going to dent the image of Ghana’s growing democracy.’’

 

It has therefore called on government and the police to swiftly investigate the murder of journalist and bring the offenders to book.

 

 

Meanwhile, the body of the late journalist has been handed over to the family and would be buried today at the Madina Cemetery in accordance with Islamic rites.

Read below the full statement from GII

KILLING OF AHMED HUSSEIN-SUALE, AN ATTACK ON THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION – GII

The news of the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a known Investigative Journalist with Anas’ Tiger-Eye PI has been received by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International (TI) with grave trepidation as the act is signalling a dangerous twist to the fight against corruption in Ghana.

As the enormous contribution of investigative journalists and the media in general to the fight against corruption cannot be overemphasized, GII joins all other anti-corruption Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and media institutions in Ghana and the world over to condemn this dastardly act.

This act is not only going to create unnecessary fear and panic among well-meaning Ghanaians who are desirous to join the fight against corruption, but it is also going to dent the image of Ghana’s growing democracy.

GII is therefore of the opinion that, to end the impunity of attacks on journalists, the Police and all other appropriate state agencies must swiftly investigate this heinous crime and make the perpetrators face the full rigours of the law.

 

 

 

 

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