• Short Summary

    EX-PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH ACQUIRED 12 EAST GERMAN BUILT FIGHTER-AIRCRAFT AND QUANTITIES OF MUNITIONS AS PART OF HIS PLAN TO REGAIN POWER IN GHANA, ACCORDING TO AN ALLEGATION MADE IN ACCRA ON JANUARY 31 BY FORMER GHANA SPECIAL BRANCH OFFICER, MR.

  • Description

    EX-PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH ACQUIRED 12 EAST GERMAN BUILT FIGHTER-AIRCRAFT AND QUANTITIES OF MUNITIONS AS PART OF HIS PLAN TO REGAIN POWER IN GHANA, ACCORDING TO AN ALLEGATION MADE IN ACCRA ON JANUARY 31 BY FORMER GHANA SPECIAL BRANCH OFFICER, MR. ISAAC YORKE ANAMAN DURING A HEARING OF A SPECIAL COMMISSION APPOINTMENT BY THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL. THE THREE-MAN AMISSAH COMMISSION IS INVESTIGATING ALLEGED SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES INVOLVING AIR MARSHAL MICHAEL OTU, FORMER CHIEF OF THE GHANA ARMED FORCES.

    UNDER QUESTIONING BY MR J.N.K. TAYLOR, MR ANAMAN CLAIMED THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD BEEN BROUGHT IN CRATES TO THE GUINEAN CAPITAL OF CONAKRY AND HE ALSO ALLEGED THAT ARMS AND AMMUNITION HAD BEEN DONATED BY UNNAMED EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.

    HE SAID THAT CAMPS HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED IN WHICH SECURITY OFFICERS IN EXILE WITH MR. NKRUMAH TRAINED FOR SABOTAGE WORK IN GHANA.

    MR. ANAMAN NAMED AN ALGERIAN NATIONAL AS BEING INVOLVED IN THE WORK OF A COMMITTEE ORDERED BY NKRUMAH TO INVESTIGATE THE CAUSES OF THE COUP WHICH OVERTHREW HIM IN 1966. HE SAID THE COMMITTEE BLAMED THE AMERICAN CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AND BRITISH AND WEST GERMAN INTELLIGENCE ORGANISATIONS FOR THE COUP.

    MR. ANAMAN SAID HE WAS AMONG A GROUP OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO, AFTER THE COUP, WERE SENT TO GUINEA FROM MOSCOW, WHERE THEY HAD BEEN STUDYING ON NKRUMAH'S INSTRUCTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABGG9BMKWYXWVNK6BM5CDU7IW
    Media URN:
    VLVABGG9BMKWYXWVNK6BM5CDU7IW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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