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    A GOVERNMENT COMMISSION LAST FRIDAY (30 SEPTEMBER) BEGAN A PROBE INTO THE PERSONAL FINANCIAL ASSETS OF EX-PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH'S TOP SUPPORTERS.

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    COURT BUILDING: MRS JUSTICE JIAGGE: LAWYERS: PRESS: CROWD.




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    Background: A GOVERNMENT COMMISSION LAST FRIDAY (30 SEPTEMBER) BEGAN A PROBE INTO THE PERSONAL FINANCIAL ASSETS OF EX-PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH'S TOP SUPPORTERS. THE FIVE-MAN COMMISSION, HEADED BY WOMAN JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT, "EXISTENCE, NATURE, EXTENT AND METHOD OF ACQUISITION" OF THE ASSETS OF PEOPLE INVOLVED. THESE INCLUDE FORMER CABINET MINISTERS, MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, OFFICIALS OF DR. NKRUMAH'S RULING (NOW DISBANDED) CONVENTION PEOPLE'S PARTY, AND CHAIRMAN OF PUBLIC CORPORATIONS, AS WELL AS WIVES AND RELATIVES."
    AFTER THE COMMISSION'S FINDING ARE ANNOUNCED, PEOPLE CONCERNED WILL HAVE THE RIGHT OF APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT IF THEY FIND THEMSELVES AGGRIEVED BY THE RESULTS.

    GHANA'S GOVERNING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL, FORMED AFTER THE MILITARY COUP WHICH OVERTHREW DR. NKRUMAH'S GOVERNMENT LAST FEBRUARY, HAS ALREADY INVESTIGATED THE EX-PRESIDENT'S OWN PERSONAL ASSETS. THE FINDINGS OF THE INQUIRY HAVE NOT YET BEEN PUBLISHED.

    SOME OF DR. NKRUMAH'S CLOSE ASSOCIATED ESTIMATED THAT HIS PERSONAL FORTUNE WAS IN THE REGION OF TWO AND A HALF MILLION STERLING, THOUGH HE HIMSELF DENIED THIS FROM CONAKRY, GUINEA, WHERE HE NOW LIVES.

    THE ASSETS IN GHANA OF DR. NKRUMAH AND HIS GOVERNMENT AND PARTY OFFICIALS WERE FROZEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER LAST FEBRUARY'S COUP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB39BH4OXM30U0FZX6IDICAE82
    Media URN:
    VLVAB39BH4OXM30U0FZX6IDICAE82
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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