Mathew Adabuga, an ex-Corporal in the Ghana Armed Forces and a bodyguard of former President Rawlings has spilled the beans on the atrocities committed by former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
Former President Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has been accused of using indemnity clauses to shield himself from showing Ghanaians the locations of mass graves where he ordered the bodies of slain soldiers and civilians to be dumped.
The former bodyguard of Rawlings revealed the site of some mass graves to bury some bodies murdered during the “revolution”.
Mathew Adabuga has said Rawlings cannot acquit himself of guilt in the murder of three judges and a military officer in 1982.
According to Mathew Adabuga, former President Rawlings gave the order for numerous murders for both soldiers and civilians who were buried in mass graves at Achimota Forest and Airport runway.
Mathew Adabuga also revealed that former President Rawlings created other mass graves at another place near the airport called Gadafi camp where many soldiers attached to the Military Intelligence were killed in mass by the express orders of ‘Chairman Rawlings’.
But a new development is emerging in which Rawlings is alleged to have told his bodyguard to make sure one Major Asare suffers before he is shot.
According to the account in ‘Rawlings, Murder and Lies’ by Mathew Adabuga, Major Asare had run to Broadcasting House to say he was asked by Rawlings to take over and make the announcement in the aftermath of the 1981 coup but Major Asare was arrested and taken to see Chairman Rawlings who asked him “Did I send you to take over?” The soldier did not answer whereupon Rawlings ordered him to be killed immediately, insisting they make him suffer.
Major Asare’s body hence disappeared and his family was not to hear from him again.
Mathew Adabuga said there is a mass grave at the Teshie shooting area where Major Asare might have been dumped too.