One of the architects of the June 4 Uprising Major [Retired] Osahene Boakye Gyan has come out with some shocking revelations about former President Jerry John Rawlings, 40 years after the 1979 coup d’état.
The coup arose out of a combination of corruption, bad governance, frustration among the general public and lack of discipline and frustrations within the Ghana Armed Forces.
The ex-solider who describes himself as a ‘proper project’ of the revolution, during an interview with Accra based Neat FM Wednesday afternoon indicated that he believes the former President will not die a natural death.
“Rawlings will not die a normal death,” quote me anywhere you want to quote me. For all the sins he has committed including the ‘dirty’ monies he has spent and still having a restless soul, it is only God who can punish him,” he told Adakabri Frimpong Manso.
When asked to explain why he said the former military leader will not die a normal death, Osahene Boakye Gyan stated that he would not be surprised if JJ Rawlings goes mad before he dies.
About Rawlings’s killing and drowning of Kojo Lee
Narrating the mystery surrounding the death of Flt. Lt. Kojo Lee, Osahene Boakye Gyan said that Kojo Lee was one of the closet Lieutenants of JJ Rawlings.
He said that Rawlings tied some blocks around the legs of Kojo Lee, hanged him on a helicopter and drown him in the ocean.
“I said he hanged Kojo Lee on the helicopter with blocks tied to his legs and drown him in the Atlantic Ocean. That is Rawlings for you,” he said.
Osahene Boakye Gyan indicates that there is more to Kojo Lee’s death but at the appropriate time, he will be coming out with much more details.
He also warned Mr Rawlings to not attack him else all his dark secrets as a military officer and a revolutionist will be spilled out.
“He is too small for me,” Boakye Gyan added.
Osahene Boakye Gyan explained that the late Kojo Lee knew too much about Rawlings therefore the latter was scared that he [Kojo Lee] will expose him. So he [Rawlings] had to eliminate him first to ensure his secrets would not be exposed.
He challenged Rawlings to tell Ghanaians where Kojo Lee is, what happened or caused his death and even tell Ghanaians where Kojo Lee was buried.
Nana Konadu having gonorrhoea
The former military man who indicated that he played a major role in Rawlings’ marriage to Nana Konadu said that Rawlings at the time reported Nana Konadu to his parents that she had gonorrhoea so they should prevent her from visiting him.
“Look let me tell you something that I have never said publicly, Rawlings told the parents of Nana Konadu that she was suffering from gonorrhoea so they should restrain her from coming to see him. Not knowing he [Rawlings] was flirting with a Swiss girlfriend and wanted to break-up with Nana Konadu,” Major Boakye Gyan alleged.
He added that during the revolution, we the architects promised ourselves that we were not going to marry from our various tribes or ethnic groups that is why he ended marrying his wife who is from both Ghana and Nigeria and Bannerman married from Northern Ghana.
“Colonel Adei, family doctor for Nana Konadu’s parents was the one I pledged to go and speak to on our behalf because they [Konadu’s family] had vowed to not see us in their family,” he said.
Major Boakye Gyan explained that whilst at Achimota School Rawlings was going out with Nana Konadu but when the time came for them [male friends] to get into respective marriages, he [Rawlings] told me point blank that he couldn’t go back to Nana Konadu, just because of the lies he, Rawlings had told about her.