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    IN A PRESS CONFERENCE IN ACCRA LAST THURSDAY (17 DECEMBER), MR. JOHN HARLLEY, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF?

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    IN A PRESS CONFERENCE IN ACCRA LAST THURSDAY (17 DECEMBER), MR. JOHN HARLLEY, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL SAID THAT AIR MARSHAL MICHAEL OTU PLANNED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT AND RETURN DEPOSED PRESIDENT KWANE NKRUMAH TO POWER BY CHRISTMAS.

    MR. HARLLEY SAID THAT INVESTIGATIONS HAD SHOWN THAT THE FORMER GHANAIAN DEFENCE CHIEF HAD PROMISED PLOTTERS HE WOULD ARRANGE THE CAPTURE OF STRATEGIC POINTS ON OR ABOUT CHRISTMAS EVE.

    MR. HARLLEY, ACTING IN HIS CAPACITY AS COMMISSIONER FOR THE INTERIOR, SAID THAT AS EARLY AS DECEMBER, 1966, AIR MARSHALL OTU HAD BEEN IN CONTACT WITH EXECUTIVE MEMBERS OF MR. NKRUMAH'S PROSCRIBED CONVENTION PEOPLE'S PARTY (C.P.P.) IN LONDON, AND HAD AGREED TO ASSIST IN A CONSPIRACY.

    LAST SEPTEMBER, AIR MARSHAL OTU MET FORMER GHANAIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN LONDON KWESI ARMAH TO FORMULATE DETAILED PLANS FOR OVERTHROWING THE N.L.C., MR. HARLLEY ADDED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9GA2CQWPXQ3O8WJI9SYEMQBT
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9GA2CQWPXQ3O8WJI9SYEMQBT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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