The Ghana Police Service has placed a GHS15,000 bounty on the heads of the killers of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
Ahmed, a key member of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Tiger Eye PI team, was murdered in cold blood by unknown assailants late Wednesday night at Madina in Accra while driving home.
This and other deaths including that of Joseph Miigaai Jakperuk, the Deputy Distribution Manager of Accra East Region of the Ghana Water Company Limited; and Josephine Asante, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the Tema Port, have raised eyebrows about the general state of insecurity in the country.
On Friday, 18 January 2019, the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery met the Police CID and assured Ghanaians of their safety despite the recent spate of seeming contract killings.
Many Ghanaians including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and former president John Dramani Mahama have called on the police to speed up their investigation and arrest the perpetrators as soon as possible.
The Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters has taken over the matter.
The law enforcement body entreated the public to “volunteer information through the following police social media handles: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: GhPoliceService, Twitter: @GhPoliceService, or call the police on telephone numbers: 0244623866, 0242814863 or toll-free numbers 18555 and 191”.