Famous undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has explained the circumstances under which he met and gave a job to deceased colleague Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
Anas spoke to the BBC as the British media giants paid tribute to Hussein-Suale. The deceased was shot dead by unknown assailants on the night of January, 16, 2019 at Madina, a suburb of Accra.
Anas told the BBC that Hussein-Suale grew up among eight siblings in Wulensi, a small town in northern Ghana, where he stood out for his fierce interest in politics.
At 18, he moved to Accra to study political science at the University of Ghana, where he first met Anas.
Anas had already made a name for himself as an undercover reporter and Tiger Eye, his private investigations firm, was a fledgling team.
When Hussein-Suale met Anas, the ace journalist was not impressed. The deceased was given two chances before Anas took him on.
Hussein-Suale's first big story came in 2013 when he travelled with Anas to northern Ghana to expose witch-doctors behind the poisoning of children believed to be possessed by evil spirits.
In an elaborate sting typical of Tiger Eye's style, the team arranged for the witch-doctor's "concoction men" to visit a family home with a supposedly possessed child.
The film, "Spirit Child", aired internationally on Al-Jazeera. Hussein-Suale, then 24, impressed Anas with his pragmatism, not hesitating when it came to entering the witch-doctor's shrine.
Anas went on to describe his slain friend as brave and said: "I chose Hussein-Suale because I knew he had the capacity to withstand the shocks."
Investigations are underway as the police look for the killers of Hussein-Suale. So far, Assin Central lawmaker, Kennedy Agyapong has been blamed for showing photos of the undercover journalist on TV.
Agyapong has denied any wrongdoing.
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