My Father’s Clothes And Other Properties Were Indeed Auctioned After Nkrumah’s Overthrow – Baako Confirms Viral Video | Politics



Seasoned Journalist, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr. has reacted to a video circulating on social media exhibiting how his organic father’s properties have been auctioned.

He took a melancholic journey down the reminiscence lane over how his father was handled after the overthrow of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

Kofi Baako, the daddy of Kweku Baako Jnr., served as Minister for Defence within the Nkrumah authorities through the First Republic of Ghana till it was overthrown in 1966 and likewise held numerous different ministries all through the reign of the Conference Individuals’s Social gathering.

After the overthrow of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Nationwide Liberation Council arrested some Ministers who have been within the nation on the time and the arrested individuals included Kofi Baako.

A video has been sighted by Peacefmonline exhibiting what appeared like an public sale of properties belonging to Kweku Baako’s father.

On September 25, 1967, Mr Baako’s movable properties which included clothes, mattresses, wardrobes, cupboards, books, amongst others have been auctioned off.

Becoming a member of a panel dialogue on Wednesday version of Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” morning present, Kweku Baako was requested if he had seen such a video and to inform whether or not or not it’s true.

In response, the astute Journalist confirmed the veracity of the incident, disclosing that his father’s properties have been certainly auctioned to the general public.

“Many individuals sending with totally different variations, one level, it is genuine however it’s truncated. It’s genuine as a result of it occurred. They auctioned. Eight cupboard Ministers have been discovered liable…and it was to do with A.G. Leventis. They handed over their company entity to Ghana authorities. A.G. Leventis turned GNTC. The sale to Ghana authorities, what the Fee discovered, the impact was that there was an additional 1 million kilos or {dollars}…was paid and it went to NADECO. NADECO was Nationwide Growth Firm or Company…That NADECO was just about a wing of the CPP and certainly cash…so generally when commissions of contracts come, they use to finance the social gathering and plenty of different issues.

“So, the Cupboard Ministers who have been at that assembly presided over by the nice Osagyefo, himself, and remember Nkrumah was not within the jurisdiction. So, what they did was they listed the Cupboard Ministers who have been current and surcharged them based mostly on the fee of enquiries in it. Certainly, they have been even despatched to the Excessive Courtroom and prosecuted besides that they have been convicted. They stated they need to unload their properties. I used to be 13 years outdated; I used to be an eye-witness to that public sale,” he narrated.

He added; “…on the day of coup, troopers raided our home and took quite a lot of issues away; cows, goats, canines, [you know] many issues. Once you come to our home proper now, you will note bullet holes nonetheless there. Nearly 1 / 4 of my father’s properties, property and issues have been stolen by marauding troopers who invaded the home.”

He additionally reminisced about how a Lebanese man current through the public sale inquired from the auctioneer to purchase one in every of Kofi Baako’s youngsters and make her or him his home assist; one thing that made a younger Kweku Baako go mad as he was standing subsequent to this Lebanese man when the latter was shouting to the auctioneer.

“Earlier than the man realized, I jumped and held his neck. The entire place turned chaotic. The Police needed to intervene. The cameramen have been taken pictures of what was occurring. Look, they thought there was a lion. The person, if the Law enforcement officials hadn’t intervened, I might have devoured him. Look, I used to be mad,” he informed host Kwami Sefa Kayi.

He additionally revealed how his dad rejected monetary inducements to maintain his integrity.

“I assumed the outdated man was such a [quote unquote] unhealthy particular person as a result of we have been struggling. A Minister of 18 years standing, arguably the closest Lieutenant…from the early 60s, the closest, essentially the most highly effective of all of them; you realize the household stress…When my outdated man walks throughout the road to go and purchase Ga kenkey and fish, you will note folks laughing and issues and it was embarrassing”

“However as a I grew up, I understood that, okay, he may have picked the cash however he did not. That must be my supply of power. I am telling you truthfully; that is the place my dedication, my loyalty and all the things to him grew as a result of I may now perceive it higher…He had the possibility, he did not take benefit. So, we suffered but it surely gave me some supply of inspiration and integrity.”

Supply: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/



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