Ahmed Hussein Who Exposed Kenyan Referee Aden Marwa Shot Dead in Accra

  • A Ghanian undercover journalist who helped expose Kenyan referee Aden Marwa over corruption has been shot dead in Accra, Ghana.

    Local police confirmed that Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, who was part of Tiger Eye, a team led by award-winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, was accosted by thugs in the city who fatally shot him.

    Reports indicate that he was on his way home when gunmen on a motorbike opened fire on his vehicle in Madina area of Accra, shooting him dead in three live rounds.

    Ghanian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas

    Anas, via his social media, announced the news explaining that his colleague was shot twice on the chest and once on the neck.

    Divela died on the spot and his body was taken to Police Hosptial Morgue awaiting burial. 

    The journalist posted a video of a Ghanian politician Kennedy Agyapong making violent threats against Divela. 

    In the video, Agyapong urged people to deal with the journalist for a handsome reward.

    "The boy is very dangerous, he lives here in Madina. If you meet him somewhere, break his ears (slap him). If he ever comes to this premises, I'm telling you, beat him. Whatever happens, I'll pay. because he's bad. That Ahmed," he stated.

    The utterances led the Tiger Eye team to deduce that their colleague was assassinated. 

    Here is the video of the politician issuing the directive:

    The team worked on an investigative story that exposed Marwa receiving a $600, an equivalent of Ksh60,000 bribe.

    Mr Anas posed as a Ghanaian football official when he approached Marwa at the 2018 Africa Nations Championship in Morocco and filmed him allegedly receiving the money at a hotel room.

    He was lined up to be an assistant referee at FIFA 2018 World Cup, a position guaranteed to bring in at least $25,000 (Ksh2.5 Million) along with an extra match fee of $2,000 (Ksh200,000) per game.

    However, after the exposé, FIFA dropped Marwa from taking part in the tournament.

     Kenyan referee Aden Marwa in a previous football match.