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Fight for Justice: Dozens Attend Memorial for Slain Ghana Journalist

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7Dnews London

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 20:55 GMT

Dozens of people gathered in Ghana's capital to pay tribute to a killed journalist whose investigations forced a top football official to stepdown, according to AFP on Friday, February 8th.

Lawmakers, diplomats, politicians and journalists demanded justice for Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who was gunned down in the Madina suburb of Accra, on January 16th.

The former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, was questioned after his resignation and received a life ban by FIFA.

"Hussein-Suale's case must be resolved and the perpetrators brought to book," said Roland Affail Monney, president of the Ghana Journalists Association, where the ceremony was held.

"We call on the police to investigate this case thoroughly to ensure justice is served."

Police on Thursday said they had arrested six people over the shooting, but they had been granted bail.

"My men will not rest until all those who perpetrated this heinous threat are exposed," police official, Ampah Bennin, said.

According to AFP, the shooting was a rare assault on the press in Ghana, which prides itself as being one of the most stable democracies in an often turbulent region and a beacon of media freedom.

The documentary into football corruption by Anas's Tiger Eye investigation team was aired by the BBC last June and exposed rampant match-fixing and bribe-taking.

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