- Pan-Africanist, scholar, lawyer and historian, JB Danquah, died on February 4, 1965, at the Nsawam prison cells
- The renowned big-six member died at age 69 after being detained for an alleged plot he had against Ghana's first president Dr Kwame Nkrumah
- This allegation came on the back of JB Danquah losing a presidential contest against Dr Kwame Nkrumah in April 1960
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Dr Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah, better known historically as J.B. Danquah was a historic Ghanaian politician who died on this day, February 4, in 1965.
Ghanaian museum reports that the politician died at the Nsawam Prison after being arrested and detained on January 8, 1964, after allegedly being implicated in a plot against the President, Kwame Nkrumah.
As myjoyonline.com recalls, after losing a presidential contest against Dr Kwame Nkrumah in April 1960, Dr John Boakye Danquah was suspected to have had plans to topple the Convention People’s Party (CPP) government.
Joseph Boakye Danquah was a renowned founding member of the UGCC and a member of the big six along with Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, Edward Akufo-Addo, Kwame Nkrumah, Emmanuel Obetsebi-Lamptey and William Ofori Atta.
After the subversion of the CPP government in February 1966 by the National Liberation Council (NLC), JB Danquah was given a state funeral, and his status was rehabilitated.
Later, the Danquah Circle Roundabout, a key intersection in the arterial road network of Accra was named after the pan-Africanist, scholar, lawyer and historian. He died aged 69.
Meanwhile, before, during, and after his funeral that was held at the Black Star Square on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, many world leaders eulogized the renowned former president of Ghana, Jerry John Rawlings.
As YEN.com.gh reported previously, Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II paid great respect to the late former President of Ghana, with powerful words in his funeral brochure.
YEN.com.gh has now obtained a comprehensive list from ghanaweb.com, indicating the 16 leaders of the world who poured out their hearts for J.J. Rawlings.
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