The Interior Minister-designate, Ambrose Dery says the Ghana Police Service are still investigating the murder of Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a Ghanaian undercover investigative journalist.

Hussein-Suale died on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 when unidentified men on motorbikes shot him three times, twice in the chest and once in his neck in his vehicle.

As it appears, news on police investigation into the murder is getting scanty, more than two years after his death.

However, Mr Drey revealed that he is still in touch with the police on the investigation of Ahmed Suale in order to bring the perpetrators to book.

“Just last Wednesday was the last time I asked for an update from the CID, It’s not the case that it[investigation] has died.” Mr Dery told Parliament’s Appointment Committee vetting him for the Interior portfolio.

Ambrose Dery’s assurance during the vetting was in response to an observation by MP for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, that the killing of the journalist had affected Ghana’s human rights credentials and press freedom rankings.

Mr Ablakwa asked the nominee to update the nation and what assurance there was on the matter.

In response, Ambrose Dery said the matter was being pursued assiduously.

Aside Ahmed Suale’s death, Other murder cases that are being investigated were that of Ekow Hayford, the late MP for Mfantseman and the late J B Danquah.

He called on the House to continue to support the efforts to resource the security agencies and especially the police, as he emphasized that the soldiers go back and play their traditional role.

He described the police as being capable of operating without the support of the army, saying, “the police are competent and adequately motivated and resourced. We do not need the army.”

The police, Mr Dery said would continue to take the lead when it comes to policing, and citing the recent fight on illegal mining, galamsey, and noted that the military had now withdrawn, and it had been left to the police.