Ghanaian journalist and the Editor-In-Chief for “The New Crusading Guide” newspaper Kweku Baako Jnr. has debunk claims by the former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
According to Rawlings, he said that his soldiers didn’t mistreat Kweku Baako during his regime.
Kweku Baako has spoken on his claims and proven it to be a lie.
Rawlings speaking on Asaase Radio 99.5FM during an interview with Kwaku Sakyi Addo, he said that, Kweku Baako misinformed the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) about one of the coup plotters who wanted to overthrow his regime.
The National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) was set up by the former President Kufuor led administration to reconcile the nation over some of the painful actions administered to citizens by military regimes.
Mr. Rawlings stated emphatically that no soldier tortured any person during his regime.
“Nobody did any such thing and professional soldiers don’t do things like that actually,” he said.
He added that Kweku Baako at the time of the NRC sitting, he had wanted the editor of the Daily Dispatch, Ben Ephson to join him at the NRC to spew out fibs but “Ben Ephson refused to be part of it”.
Rawlings believes Ben Ephson probably knew about the fabrication against them.
But reacting to Rawlings’ claims on Peace FM’s ”Kokrokoo” show, monitored by www.bibinionline.com, Kweku Baako revealed the lies of former President Rawlings.
Kweku Baako insisted that he was tortured while under Military detention which Rawlings supervised as Head of State.
Mr. Kweku Baako stated the cruel treatment he suffered in the hands of Rawlings’ military men.
He lamented that a group of military officers put him through intense torture, indicating that there were times he had to urinate and ease on himself in the guard room where he was kept.
According to him, when he was arrested, he was under the supervision of signal officers in the camp of the Military but later relocated to field engineers where his torture began.
”They placed a chair there and told me to remove my shirt. After removing my shirt, they used the belts to whip me countless times”.
That was how they welcomed me.
Afterwards, they sent me to their guard room…The next day, for the next 10/11 days, what they did to me at field engineers; God is my witness.
At their parade square, they made me sing some military songs and compelled me to walk on my knees in the gravels.
Before you could reach the end, you would be sick but when I collapse in the midway, they will told me to come back and start again.
So, my knees were all bloodshot because the gravels had pierced them.
Then they used their guns to hit my waist repeatedly …That’s why I said it had incapacitated me for life and people thought I was impotent.
Twenty-five (25) days at field engineers was a hell, total hell! he said.
”I couldn’t walk…I don’t know how to be decent about this but I used to ease on myself, urinate on myself for days”
”I don’t know how to be decent about this but I used to ease on myself, urinate on myself for days” he added.
After torturing me, they would drag me on the floor because I was physically weak and could hardly move, and washed me with water to worsen my pains”, he added.
Kweku Baako, who was almost teary while sharing his painful experience, asked Mr. Rawlings to go back and check his historical records before he tries to give fake news about him.
”I was a victim of torture”.Kweku Baako fumed.
“I was tortured and I was tortured by soldiers. Mr. Rawlings, are you listening. Go and check, you sent me there and I was at signals [guard room]”, he exclaimed.
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