Sad: The Four Ghanaian presidents killed by firing squad
In the seventies and eighties, Ghana's past was troubling. The rising star of the Black Race, Sub-Saharan Africa's first nation to gain independence with political and economic turmoil. The economic descent and political crises of millions of Ghanaians have been undermined by hundreds of thousands of Ghanaians who have forced them to go.
On 4 June 1979, Lieutenant John Rawlings assumed control.
He was released by a group of soldiers while waiting for a coup execution. Rauwlings was shocked and vowed to restore the good faith by the political circumstances in the region, which toppled Frederick Akuffo.
Gen. Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa. Gen. Akwasi. He was the third head of state in Ghana. He took office between 2 April 1969 and 7 August 1970.
General Ignatius Kutu Acheampong took power as the sixth Head of State of Ghana from January 13, 1972 to his withdrawal from office on July 5, 1978.
Colonel General Friedrich William Akuffo. It was Ghanaian's Seventh Head of State. Among the three executed statesmen, the briefest stay in office was between 5 July 1978 and 4 June 1979.
General of Lieutenant General Akwasi Amankwaa Afrifa, 24 April 1936 - 26 June 1979.
He was a military man, a peasant, a typical Ghanaian ruler and a politician. He was Ghana's chief in 1969 and Ghana's military leaders and then Ghana' s presidential committee chairman between 1969 and 1970.
In 1979, he was elected a Member of Parliament but was executed before taking his seat. He and two other former heads of State General Kutu Acheampong and General Fred Akuffo were executed in June 1979.
The then Military leaders, General Akwasi Amankwah Afrifa, was one of a few men who murdered Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's administration earlier in 1966. The civil administration of Dr. K.A. Busia was handed over to the National Liberation Council three years later (NLC).
However, soon after the government of Dr. Busia was overthrown by the Supreme Military Board, led by Col. IK Acheampong.
The SMC1 also had serious internal difficulties, which led ultimately to a palace shortening. General Acheampong was axed, and General F.W. Akuffo was replaced.
All the three military heads of state would however face a violent ‘departure’ when they were all lined up to face a firing squad and shot to death.
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