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    In an Accra press-conference yesterday (Saturday), Lieutenant General Ankrah, Chairman of the National Liberation Council (N.

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    In an Accra press-conference yesterday (Saturday), Lieutenant General Ankrah, Chairman of the National Liberation Council (N.L.C.), gave details of recent developments in his investigation of Monday's abortive coup. Latest discoveries include a "master plan" to kill all senior army officers above the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

    Military tribunals will be held next week for leaders of the attempt to overthrow the constitution. General Ankrah said that those men directly responsible for the murder of Army Commander Lieutenant-General L.K. Kotoka, his batman, and two captains would be dealt with first. There would follow at tribunal for all others involved.

    The masterplan to kill all senior officers contained the names of all those to be killed. It was believed to be drawn up by the alleged leader of the coup, 27-year-old Lieutenant Sam B. Arthur of the Reconnaissance Squadron based at the town of Ho. He was assisted by a squad of 120 men. General Ankrah said .....

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    Film ID:
    VLVADRR5RMTD71DH89Z5U3P33KAD3
    Media URN:
    VLVADRR5RMTD71DH89Z5U3P33KAD3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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