Mahama Condemns Murder Of Al Jazeera Journalist, Begs For Ahmed Suale’s Justice
Former President John Dramani Mahama has condemned the alleged murder of Shireen Abu Akleh, an ace Al Jazeera journalist.
Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed by Israeli authorities in the occupied West Bank, according to an Al Jazeera report.
Abu Akleh, a longstanding Al Jazeera Arabic TV correspondent, was killed on Wednesday while documenting Israeli army assaults in the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin.
According to the ministry and Al Jazeera journalists, she was brought to a hospital in Jenin in severe condition, where she was confirmed dead immediately after, at 7:15 a.m. (4:15 a.m. GMT), according to a story monitored by VimNewsGhana on Al Jazeera.
Her funeral will be held at the Palestinian presidential offices in Ramallah tomorrow morning.
In a Facebook post seen by VimNewsGhana, former President Mahama commented on the purported murder of the international journalist saying, “The killing of ace Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is a most condemnable act. For a journalist who has for many years covered and brought us reports of events in Israel and the Middle East region, we all mourn her loss. It is our prayer that whoever pulled the trigger and any associates will be brought to justice through an Independent and transparent process.”
Mr. Mahama also used the occasion to urge on the government and the Ghana Police Service to apprehend the killers of Ghanaian investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
“Having said that, we also note that the murderers of Ghanaian journalist, Ahmed Suale, are still walking free. We call on the Akufo-Addo administration and the Police Service to take this investigation seriously and bring the murderers to justice,” he strongly stated.
Ahmed Hussein Suale, a member of the Tiger Eye Private Investigations, was killed in his vehicle by an unknown assailant on January 16, 2019, in Madina.