His pain and trauma perhaps buried behind the mask, Ace Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, together with his mentor, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako, paid their last respects to their confidant and team member, Ahmed Hussein-Suale, before ushering him into rest.
Attired in a ‘jalabia’ with a white mask, Anas joined the Muslim community at the Kuwait Islamic Central Mosque in Madina to offer Juna prayers for his deceased partner.
Ahmed’s mortal remains, wrapped neatly in a white cloth, was conveyed to the mosque where verses from the Holy Qur’an were recited and final prayers were led by Chief Imam of Madina, Sheik Imam Abdallah.
The team subsequently went to the Madina Islamic Cemetery where the final remains of Mr. Hussein-Suala was laid to rest.
Anas and Kweku Baako joined several other Muslims at the graveyard where the final rites were performed, after which Ahmed was bid farewell.
Widows of Ahmed however were not present for the final funeral rites as women from the Muslim faith commonly do not attend the funeral of their spouse.
Per Islamic customs also; the Shariah law, a Muslim fellow is buried within 24 hours after their death. Ahmed’s case however was slightly different as explained by the Family spokesperson.
According to Alhassan Unus who represents the family, the police requested that his body be kept in the morgue till due procedure is followed before burial.