How Ahmed Suale’s phones were flown to US for unlocking - Dame

He said in the process of investigations, two phones of the deceased were sent to the US for unlocking and retrieval of information

Millions of materials have been retrieved from the phones belonging to the journalist

The question had been asked by North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.

Dame told lawmakers that the two phones of Ahmed had been flown to the United States with the assistance of the American Embassy in Accra.

After seven months, the American experts returned the two phones with a hard drive containing “huge volumes of data, comprising millions of documents, videos, audios, text and WhatsApp messages.”

He added that the contents are being analyzed by a Cyber Crimes team, before concluding thus: ”Investigations on the matter still continues, progress is being made.”

“The two phones of the deceased person were sent to the United States for unlocking and extraction of information by information technology experts in that country.

“On 17 July, 2020; a request letter to that effect was sent to the US embassy. On 11th August 2020, the phones were sent to US through the American Embassy in Accra.

“In February – March 2021, the American regional security officer successfully handed over the two phones – iPhone 7 plus together with the Huawei smartphone which belonged to the murdered investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale, together with external drive with data extracted from the phones of the investigator.

“Mr Speaker, huge volumes of data, comprising millions of documents, videos, audios, text and WhatsApp messages are being analyzed by a team from the Police CID Cyber Crimes Unit. Investigations on the matter still continues, progress is being made,” he concluded.

Source : ghanaweb

Isn’t that a violation of privacy? Breaking into a deceased person’s phone to extract information. I mean, there could be personal files in there. I don’t think this is a right move. If the man is dead, let his secrets go with him. What exactly are they looking for? The family of the deceased should move in right now and intercept the so called analysis.

Can’t they find another means of investigations, than to invade his privacy. This feels wrong in so many ways, what at all are they looking to achieve. Some files may be really private. Maybe incomplete investigations

After killing the man, they then move on to investigate the dead man. Funny Ghana!!! The whole concept behind this investigation is to extract information which they perceive to be at the deceased end which can be used against them so that they destroy it.

The family of Suale must speak up. They should even sue the government. When you refused to bring the people who killed him to justice, you are now invading his privacy looking for your ‘lost minds’.

The man with information Hon. Kennedy, hasn’t he heard about it? We are waiting for him to release the latest gist about this issue oooo :joy::joy: