Amnesty International Ghana has said it is “outraged” at the news of the shooting and killing of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, who has been identified as an undercover investigator and a key member of Anas Aremeyaw Anas's Tiger Eye private investigative team.
Ahmed was shot three times, twice in the chest and another in the neck by unknown assailants late Wednesday night at Madina in Accra while driving home.
AI said in a statement that: “This incident and that of Mr. Joseph Miigaai Jakperuk, the Deputy Distribution Manager of Accra East Region of GWCL; and Mrs Josephine Asante, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager of the Tema Port, have the potential to put Ghanaians into a state of fear, insecurity and worry”.
These incidents, AI said, threaten the right to life and liberty of Ghanaians and others in Ghana.
The human rights group said: “The right to life is sacrosanct and must be given the utmost priority as identified in Article 13 (1) of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution as well as the right to liberty as stipulated in Article 14 (1).
“We call on the Ghana Police Service to immediately move into action to investigate and bring the perpetrators of all reported cases of killings to book.
“They must make necessary aspects of their investigation reports and further actions on these cases known to the public to help limit potential state of fear, insecurity and worry.
“It will also be necessary that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of the Ghana Police Service comes out with a statement and strategy to address the emerging trends of seeming ‘arranged’ killings which, seem to be gaining prominence just within the first month of the year to allay the fears of Ghanaians.
“The government of Ghana must immediately come out with a plan to seize and address this worrying trend of seeming ‘arranged’ killings in the country. A team should be constituted to develop this plan and share necessary aspects with Ghanaians. We ask the public to also support with any information that can assist the police in its investigations”, the statement said.