Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a Ghanaian undercover reporter, was shot dead in Accra, the nation’s capital, on Wednesday.
Local media have linked Hussein-Suale’s death to a “threat” by Kennedy Agyapong, a member of parliament for Assin central, a region in the west African country.
BBC reports that unidentified men on motorbikes shot Hussein-Suale three times– twice on his chest and once on his neck–as he was on his way back from work.
The late journalist was a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations, an organisation run by Anas Aremayaw Anas.
He had investigated widespread corruption in Ghana’s football leagues, with the most recent earning Kwesi Nyantaki, the former president of Ghana’s Football Association, a hefty fine and lifetime ban.
Following the scandal, Agyapong, had circulated a video showcasing the late journalist’s photo, prompting Hussein-Suale to complain to the police.
The politician had promised a reward for anyone who would deal with the journalist, saying “whatever happens, I’ll pay.”
Reacting to the killing, Anas who was devastated said via Twitter: “Sad news, but we shall not be silenced. Rest in peace, Ahmed.”
Another member of the Tiger Eye team said: “He was just shot and killed, nothing was taken from him.”
The late journalist’s body has reportedly been taken to the Police Hospital Morgue pending his burial in line with Islamic rites.
His death marks the most recent killing of a journalist in Ghana, with the last recorded in 2015, according to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).