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GJA President Demands Answers on Ahmed Suale’s Murder Investigation

Mr. Dwumfour lamented on the lackadaisical attitude on the part of security agencies when dealing with the safety of journalists when he appeared on Citi TV's Point of View on May 14, 2024.

The President of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Mr Albert Kwabena Dwumfour wants the Attorney-General to share the findings of the investigation into Ahmed Suale’s murder.

Ahmed Suale, an investigative journalist with the Tiger Eye P. I. (an investigative organization) owned by Anas Aremeyaw was killed on Jan 16 2019 by two unidentified assailants on a motorbike.

Mr Dwumfour lamented the lackadaisical attitude on the part of security agencies when dealing with the safety of journalists when he appeared on Citi TV’s Point of View on May 14, 2024.

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“As we speak today, we still haven’t gotten anywhere with investigations. The Attorney-General will come out and tell you that he has still not received any docket fit for prosecution. If you have not received a docket fit for prosecution, why don’t you make the docket you have received known to the public?”, he asked.

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He also demanded the state to make the investigative report available to them if the docket available to them wasn’t fit for prosecution.

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“It means that there’s still a docket, if it’s not fit for prosecution, give us the state of the investigative report on the matter. “So that at least we can all go to sleep and say that this is what the police have gotten,” Mr. Dwumfour said.

He also lamented about the quick response by the Ghana Police Service anytime a member of theirs is assaulted or killed compared to the slow response rate they attach to media agencies.

“We are in this country where police officers were shot dead and in a matter of 24/48 hours, police have arrested [suspects]. Without any lead, they have been arrested and prosecuted, and some are on remand. So, that should tell you the unseriousness the security agencies or companies attach to the attacks on the media. This is very real,” he added.

On Feb 20, 2024, the North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa asked the Attorney-General (AG), Godfred Yeboah Dame to provide an update on the deceased investigative journalist after five years of investigation into his murder, however, the AG said his office had not received any investigation docket that could lead to prosecution regarding the murder of Ahmed Suale.

According to the AG, The investigation is still ongoing; four suspects were held for questioning, but they were released because eyewitnesses couldn’t identify them.

This year marked the fifth year since the tragic incident occurred that left the journalism fraternity in shock.

Tiger Eye P.I. is known for their investigative pieces on corruption and corruption-related activities with a wide presence across the world. It originally started in Ghana and has earned partnerships with other top-notch investigative bodies and media firms.

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