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    BORIS CHERNOKOLOV, CAPTAIN OF SRTM 1243 WHICH WAS ARRESTED WITHIN GHANAIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS LAST OCTOBER, GAVE EVIDENCE IN ACCRA ON THURSDAY (13 MARCH) BEFORE A COMMISSION PROBING AN ALLEGED PLOT TO BRING FORMER PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH BACK TO POWER IN GHANA.

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    BORIS CHERNOKOLOV, CAPTAIN OF SRTM 1243 WHICH WAS ARRESTED WITHIN GHANAIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS LAST OCTOBER, GAVE EVIDENCE IN ACCRA ON THURSDAY (13 MARCH) BEFORE A COMMISSION PROBING AN ALLEGED PLOT TO BRING FORMER PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH BACK TO POWER IN GHANA.

    THE COMMISSION, HEADED BY MR. JUSTICE AMISSAH, IS ALSO INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT OF A FORMER GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING THE GHANA ARMED FORCES, AIR MARSHAL MICHAEL OTU, AND HIS AIDE-DE-CAMP, NAVAL LIEUTENANT BENJAMIN OHENE-KWAPONG.

    BOTH CAPTAIN CHERNOKOLOV AND CAPTAIN VALENTIN PARHAMENKO DENIED HAVING ANY CONNECTION WITH THE ALLEGED PLOT TO OVERTHROW THE PRESENT GHANAIAN GOVERNMENT. PARHAMENKO, CAPTAIN OF THE SOVIET TRAWLER KHOLOD 234, WAS ARRESTED LAST OCTOBER, TOO, AND THEY WERE EACH FINED 200 NEW CEDIS (ABOUT GBP80 STERLING) IN FEBRUARY FOR NAVIGATING INSIDE GHANAIAN WATERS.

    CAPTAIN PARHAMENKO ADMITTED THAT HE HAD VISITED CONAKRY, GUINEA, IN 1959 AND 1960 AS CAPTAIN OF ANOTHER SHIP BUT, ON THIS PRESENT TRIP, NEITHER CAPTAIN HAD BEEN TO CONAKRY WHERE DR. NKRUMAH HAS BEEN IN EXILE FOR THREE YEARS.

    CROSS-EXAMINED BY HIS COUNSEL, MR. LYNES, CAPTAIN CHERNOKOLOV TOLD THE AMISSAH COMMISSION THAT, DURING HIS CONFINEMENT IN GHANA'S MAIN SECURITY PRISON, HE WAS ONLY ALLOWED TO WEAR HIS UNDERCLOTHES AND LOST 40 POUNDS (18 KILOS) IN WEIGHT. HIS REASON FOR REPEATEDLY REFUSING TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE POLICE IN THEIR INVESTIGATIONS AFTER HIS ARREST WAS THAT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SOVIET EMBASSY WERE NOT PRESENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0BJW7RHGCECKFT1GRYHQQYPS
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0BJW7RHGCECKFT1GRYHQQYPS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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