A Ghanaian undercover journalist who helped expose corruption in African soccer has been shot useless within the capital Accra, police stated Thursday.
Ahmed Husein was a part of a staff led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, whose probe led to the resignation of the pinnacle of the Ghana Soccer Affiliation.
Dozens of soccer referees and officers had been additionally banned.
A police spokesperson instructed AFP the journalist was shot within the neck and the chest by unknown gunmen on his manner house on Wednesday evening.
Confirming the incident, Anas tweeted: “Unhappy information, however we will not be silenced. Relaxation in peace, Ahmed.”
Previous to his demise, Husein had made a grievance to police after his footage had been revealed on nationwide tv.
Ghana’s nationwide media regulator condemned the killing and referred to as on the police to conduct an intensive investigation.
“It will likely be within the nationwide curiosity to arrest the perpetrators of this crime,” the fee’s chairman Yaw Boadu Ayeboafo stated in a press release.
Ghanaian journalists condemned the killing of the 34-year-old reporter, who was instrumental within the worldwide soccer corruption investigation which broke final yr.
Soccer’s world governing physique FIFA final October banned former Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi for all times and fined him almost $500,000 after he was seen on digicam accepting bribes.
Nyantakyi was accused of requesting $11 million (9.three million euros) to safe authorities contracts.
Eight referees and assistant referees had been banned for all times whereas 53 officers had been topic to 10-year bans. Fourteen officers had been exonerated.
The revelations rocked Ghana, the place soccer is the nationwide sport and which prides itself as being a secure democracy in an usually turbulent area.
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