Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has denied allegations against him and his company, Tiger Eye PI of abandoning the kids of his former employee Ahmed Suale years after his demise.
The second wife of the deceased had claimed that the slain journalist’s 4 kids have all been forced to drop out of school following hardship.
Seeking support from a Muslim online support group, Iqra, Suale’s second wife also alleged that she herself had been thrown out of her husband’s house.
Suale’s wife also accused her late husband’s boss, Anas Aremeyaw Anas of neglect saying that the award-winning investigative journalist paid her children’s fees for one academic year and has neglected them afterwards.
According to her, she declined to seek external help initially in order not to put herself and the children in danger considering how her husband was slain, however, she has now thrown caution to the wind because of desperation.
In a quick rebuttal however, Tiger Eye PI in a statement said they’ve always stood by the kids and will always be by their side.
“Tiger Eye P. I. is saddened to learn about the alleged financial plight of the second wife and family of our beloved colleague, slain Ahmed Hussein-Suale. After speaking to the family on these developments, we wish to make public the following:
“Ahmed Suale had two wives with whom he had four (4) children at the time of his assassination. Ahmed Suale had ONE child (boy) with the second wife (name withheld). Tiger Eye P.I. in 2019 gave a lump sum donation to the family in the presence of Ahmed’s two wives.
“It is Tiger Eye’s understanding that the family of Ahmed has disbursed the lump sum equitably and that the two wives were settled.
“Tiger Eye P.I. secured a business contract for the two wives to invest their portion of the lump sum to cater for themselves in the long term.”
“A year after Ahmed Suale’s assassination on 16 January 2019, his family sent his wives back to their families in line with Islamic custom. We learnt the second wife was sent to her family in the Northern region. We have learnt the second wife remarried shortly after, and relocated to join her new husband at Ashaiman in Accra. Tiger Eye financed the entire funeral expenditure of Ahmed both in Greater Accra and Northern regions.”
“Tiger Eye has been doing a lot behind the scenes to bring the perpetrators of the gruesome murder of Ahmed to book. To this end, we have been in constant contact with the family. Ahmed Hussein-Suale’ family will always be part of Tiger’s family,” the statement stated.