The Murder of An Investigative Journalist Shakes Ghana
A politician offered to pay to have him beaten. Someone went even further
Ahmed hussein-suale divela was stuck in traffic in Ghana’s capital, Accra, when two men on a motorbike shot him three times. The investigative journalist died before his friends could get him to hospital. His killing has shaken this vibrant democracy with its boisterous, muckraking media.
Mr Divela had no shortage of enemies. He worked for Tiger Eye Private Investigations, a company that mixes award-winning undercover journalism with corporate sleuthing. Three years ago it exposed corruption in Ghana’s judiciary with hidden-camera footage showing judges taking bribes. A dozen were sacked from the high court.