Rawlings forced me to kill Hilla Limann - Ex-military officer

Rawlings forced me to kill Hilla Limann - Ex-military officer

- A former military officer says he was forced to execute ex-president Hilla Limann by J.J Rawlings

- The highlife musician also says he had no choice but to leave Ghana

- Hilla Limann's daughter says she will never forgive Rawlings

A former military officer and Ghanaian highlife musician, Nana Adomako Nyamekye has revealed how he was forced to "commit some crimes" by Former President Jerry John Rawlings.

Nana Adomako Nyamekye claims he was ordered to shoot the then President Dr. Hilla Limann and his vice Mr. Joseph de-Graft Johnson a few hours before the coup which brought Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings to power.

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Unable to execute this order, Nyamekye decided to leave the country and thus start a new life there.

"On the night of 31st December, they (Rawlings’ men) had wanted to task me and my friend to either shoot or arrest Dr. Hilla Limann and Vice President Joseph W.S. de-Graft Johnson immediately they stepped on the dancefloor but I refused,” he revealed in an interview.

Meanwhile, daughter of Hilla Limann says she finds no connection with the former president especially when he conspired to overthrow her father while he was president in 1979.

In an interview with Zylofon FM, Dr. Zilla Limann expressed that she barely talks with the former present and even barely knows his family.

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The revelation made by the daughter of Hilla Limann follows the overthrow of his government by Jerry Rawlings on the 31st December 1981 which saw the coming in of the PNDC administration. Meanwhile, Liman's wife had also appealed to Jerry Rawlings to apologize to the Limann family arguing that his overthrow was unjustifiable.

Dr. Limann had chronic health problems and later died of natural causes.

He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Fulera Limann, and seven children: Lariba Montia (née Limann), Baba Limann, Sibi Andan (née Limann), Lida Limann, Daani Limann, Zilla Limann and Salma Limann.

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