Four of the children who survive martyred investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein Suale, have reportedly dropped out of school because they can no longer afford school fees.
This is according to a woman said to be the second wife of the slain journalist.
The woman whose name has been withheld for security reasons is said to have appealed to an Islamic group online, Iqra, for a Save Our Sole (SOS) to enable her and Suale’s first wife and their children to have food.
She reportedly told Iqra, that Ahmed’s boss, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has abandoned the family and failed to fulfil a promise to provide a lump sum for their upkeep.
The Second wife of slain journalist Ahmed Suale has alleged that her late husband’s 4 children have all dropped out of school while she herself has been thrown out of her home in what she alleged is a neglect by her husband’s boss Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Anas, she reportedly said, paid the school fees for the 4 kids for one academic year and then abandoned them leading to the kids dropping out of school.
The second wife is said to have refrained from coming forward initially because people might read meanings into requests for financial help but has now been constrained to ask for help because she and the children are really suffering.
She is said to have told Iqra that she and her four kids are now squatting with Suale’s first wife after they were ejected from their house.
However, a press statement issued today by Tiger Eye PI, Anas’ company with which Suale worked before he was gunned down, explained that Anas Aremeyaw has already given an amount some hefty amount to the family to help them settle, after their loss.
According to Tiger Eye, reports that Suale’s kids had dropped out of school may not be true because “Tiger Eye took responsibility for the education of all the 4 children. To date, Tiger Eye pays for the education of the children.”
Tiger Eye PI also explained that business contracts were secured for Suale’s two wives to help them live sustainably, but apparently, they and their families had squandered the opportunity.
Suale was in January 2018 shot at point-blank range by suspected hired assassins who had struck a few days after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong, had publicly placed a bounty on the head of Suale.
Suale had apparently pissed off some powerful individuals, following his undercover investigation into the corrupt deals of the disgraced former President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi.
Nyantakyi was caught on secret tape discussing how he was preparing a multi-million-dollar bribe for President Akufo Addo, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and some ministers.