Ghana: MP hauled in for questioning over killing of investigative journalist

But the revelations about corruption in football rocked Ghana, a country where football is the national sport and which prides itself on being a stable democracy in an often turbulent region.

However, following a BBC documentary about the scandal previous year, Ghanaian MP Kennedy Agyapong encouraged people to attack Hussein-Suale and his team, branding Tiger Eye's leader Anas Aremeyaw Anas a "blackmailer" and an "extortionist".

So far, Hussein-Suale's investigation has led to Ghana's Football Association's head's resignation.

Husein's lawyer, Kissi Agyabeng, said the member of parliament had questions to answer.

"We can not allow the voices of truth to be muffled by those who would benefit from silence and deceit." the letter added.

Hussein-Suale had worked with Anas Aremeyaw Anas on an investigation into cash gifts in Ghana's football leagues.

"Everyone connected to this murder will be invited for questioning", he told AFP. Kennedy Agyapong, circulated the picture of Ahmed on TV and in the media, calling for him to be dealt with by anyone who came across him and he would take the responsibility.

In turn, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists called on Mr Agyapong last summer to stop threatening journalists.

Mr Hussein-Suale was shot twice in the chest and once in the neck in the suburb of Madina at about 23:00 (23:00 GMT) on Wednesday night, reports say.

The professional execution-style slaying of Mr. Hussein-Suale's murder in the aftermath of Mr. Agyapong's disgraceful threats raises serious and credible suspicions about the circumstances of this murder.

"We shall not be silenced in our fight against corruption". Our cherished American principles of freedom of the press necessitate a prompt and thorough investigation. Agyapong, in comments made on Ghanaian radio on Thursday, denied any involvement in the killing.

Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr.

  • Tracy Klein