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    AT THE ACCRA HIGH COURT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) A MAN WAS BROUGHT TO TRIAL ON CHARGES OF ATTEMPTING TO ASSASSINATE GHANA'S PRESIDENT, DR.

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    AT THE ACCRA HIGH COURT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) A MAN WAS BROUGHT TO TRIAL ON CHARGES OF ATTEMPTING TO ASSASSINATE GHANA'S PRESIDENT, DR. NKRUMAH. THE MAN, WHOSE NAME IS GIVEN AS AMETEWEE, WAS ARRESTED IN ACCRA AFTER A GUNMAN HAD FIRED FIVE SHOTS FROM CLOSE RANGE AT THE PRESIDENT, KILLING ONE OF HIS SECURITY GUARDS.

    THE TRIAL WAS ORIGINALLY DUE TO START ON THURSDAY - AND LITTLE PUBLICITY WAS GIVEN TO THE CHANGE OF DATE. THUS THERE WERE FEW SPECTATORS ABOUT AS THE COURT ASSEMBLED.

    THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT OCCURRED ON NEW YEAR'S DAY WHEN DR NKRUMAH WAS WALKING TO HIS CAR FROM HIS OFFICE IN FLAGSTAFF HOUSE. POLICE WERE ON THE SPOT IMMEDIATELY. THIS WAS THE FOURTH ATTEMPT MADE ON PRESIDENT NKRUMAH'S LIFE. ON AUGUST 1, 1962, SEVERAL ONLOOKERS WERE KILLED WHEN A BOMB WAS HURLED AT THE PRESIDENTIAL CAR; A MONTH LATER A BOMB EXPLODED NEAR THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE INJURING MANY PEOPLE. ON JANUARY 8, 1963, ANOTHER BOMB EXPLODED IN A CROWD WHO WERE CHEERING THE PRESIDENT AS HE DROVE THROUGH ACCRA AFTER A POLITICAL RALLY...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1N64F9OWGM22JJGDJT4I76FVE
    Media URN:
    VLVA1N64F9OWGM22JJGDJT4I76FVE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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