• Short Summary

    A FORMER GHANAIAN DEFENCE MINISTER UNDER THE NKRUMAH REGIME, KOSI BAAKO - WHO IS AT PRESENT SERVING A THREE MONTH GAOL SENTENCE FOR PERJURY - WAS THE SUBJECT OF FURTHER ACCUSATIONS AT THE MANYO PLANGE COMMISSION IN ACCRA ON THURSDAY.

  • Description

    A FORMER GHANAIAN DEFENCE MINISTER UNDER THE NKRUMAH REGIME, KOSI BAAKO - WHO IS AT PRESENT SERVING A THREE MONTH GAOL SENTENCE FOR PERJURY - WAS THE SUBJECT OF FURTHER ACCUSATIONS AT THE MANYO PLANGE COMMISSION IN ACCRA ON THURSDAY. THE ACCUSATIONS WERE MADE BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COMET CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, MR. J.S. BARBINGTON-QUANSAH, WHO CLAIMED THAT HIS COMPANY MADE A HOUSE ON NO DEPOSIT FOR BAAKO, WHO THEN REFUSED TO PAY ANY MONEY.

    MR. BARBINGTON-QUANSAH ALLEGED THAT BAAKO APPROACHED THE COMPANY IN 1961 TO BUILD THE HOUSE FOR HIM AT NO PROFIT, PAYING ONLY FOR MATERIALS AND LABOUR. HE SAID BAAKO AGREED TO PAY DOWN GBP600 STERLING BUT LATER REFUSED TO DO SO. CROSS-EXAMINED BY BAAKO, MR. BARBINGTON-QUANSAH DENIED THAT GBP1,000 WHICH BAAKO PAID HIM WAS IN RESPECT OF THE HOUSE.

    THIS MONEY, HE SAID, WAS FOR A ROVER CAR HE SOLD TO BAAKO. MR. BARBINGTON-QUANSAH ALSO DENIED THAT BAAKO PAID HIM ANOTHER GBP500 IN RESPECT OF THE HOUSE.

    BAAKO WAS QUESTIONED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION, MR. JUSTICE J.S. MANYO PLANGE, ABOUT GIFTS HE HAD RECEIVED FROM PEOPLE INCLUDING KWAME NKRUMAH. IT WAS ALLEGED THAT BAAKO RECEIVED A TOTAL OF GBP5,350 IN MONETARY GIFTS FROM THE TIME HE ENTERED POLITICS UNTIL THE COUP WHICH DEPOSED NKRUMAH ON THE 24TH OF FEBRUARY. THE AMOUNT IS SAID TO HAVE INCLUDED GBP1,550 WHICH NKRUMAH GAVE HIM AT VARIOUS TIMES.

    MR. JUSTICE MANYO PLANGE TOLD BAAKO THAT HE MUST BE ASHAMED OF THE THINGS HE DID WHEN HE WAS A PUBLIC OFFICER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6XCHU2GXVG6BSCSHFUZHHF220
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XCHU2GXVG6BSCSHFUZHHF220
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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