Exactly 42 years today the 26th June 1979! The AFRC led by F/Lt Jerry John Rawlings condemned 6 innocent Generals to death on the account of baseless and trumped up Charges against these Noble Generals they are Rear Admiral Amedome who was the Navy Comdr and was charged of Collecting 50,000 Cedis *Currently 5Gh now on a Bank loan!General Akwasi Amankwa Afrifa! Who was the Head of State 1968-1969 a brave and a Gallant Offr was cowardly dragged from his Farm in Asante Mampong and was Executed along with Gen IK Acheampong, Gen FWK Akuffu ,Head of State from 1972-1978 and 1978-1979 Respectively.The soft spoken Gen Akuffu who sought refuge in the house of the Archbishop of Accra who in turn pleaded for mercy but fell on deaf ears as Jerry John Rawlings was bent on Revenge Operation for his impending execution!Gen REA Kotei Deputy Head of State and Chief of Defence Staff who had earlier resigned from the Regime! Returned from London on 3rd june 1979 only for the Coup to happen on 4th june 1979.Air Vice Marshall Yaw Boakye,the Air Force Commander a Gentle Man par excellence was also Executed even though he aided Jerry John to pass his promex to become Flt /Lt because he had failed twice already.But he was not spared even though he was his God Father!How tragic he even pleaded “take all that l have but spare my life”But men like Apaloo wouldn’t listen. The youngest Col a 38 year old Roger Felli who was Commissioner for Foreign Affairs and a right hand man of Gen Acheampong,was in his Hometown Navorongo when the coup happened,He had the chance to cross the Border to Burkina Faso but he declined because he knew he was innocent so he came to Accra and reported him self to the Authorities,only to fall into the hands of the AFRC Court.10 days earlier, on the 16th June 1979 Gen Acheampong, Gen Utuka had been executed.on 4th Jun Gen Odartey Wellington then Army Commander had been Gunned down at Nima Police station where he has taken refuge.Col Emmanuel Enningful a lawyer and Commander of the Support Services and a Chairman of the Military Tribunal had been Executed with his wife at their home in front of their Children.This is the unaltered account which is factual and should be told to the peace loving people of Ghana.May the soul of the General and the Faithful Ones Lived on in peace.
December 29, 2022