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5 EVIL Things Ft. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings Did During His Three Stints As Head Of State

Ordered The Execution Of A Fetish Priest To Discourage People From Using Juju 
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The story of one ‘Yeye Boy’, Torgbui Akakpovi Ahiaku, is one of the most retold of the Rawlings era. Despite hailing from the Volta Region and being someone suspected of having utilised the ‘dark arts’ himself, the killing of Yeye Boy and several other traditionalists suspected of ritual murder was one more piece of terror during a time of habitual terror in Ghana’s history.
Like most other people who simply disappeared at the time, Yeye Boy was abducted from his home at Atidzive, near Abor, by soldiers in the dark of night in 1982. His charred body was found a few days later, having been executed and burnt, as was the ‘tradition’ at the time.
Yeye Boy reportedly worked for Rawlings in the past, but the pair had a falling out. He was just one of many traditionalists who were killed under the PNDC, not to mention the other civil servants and people who protested against the regime – some of whom vanished, never to be heard from again.
Speaking at a press conference on the issue during the sittings of the National Reconciliation Commission, the former leader said the execution of people like Yeye Boy was for their ritual murders and to dissuade others from following the same path.
“When people commit ritual murders and we catch up with them and the chiefs and timber merchants, and we execute them right in their villages for people to think that juju has not saved them, then we are violent people?” the former President said at the time.



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