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Judges 'killer' enjoying life at North America - Kweku Baako hints

By Clement Edward Kumsah
Kweku Baako Jnr, Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper

 Kweku Baako Jnr, Editor of the New Crusading Guide newspaper has revealed that Lance Corporal Amedeka, the army officer who was found guilty in the abduction and murder of three high court judges and an army officer is currently enjoying life in a North American country.

According to report, Lance Corporal Amedeka, Amartey Kwei and others were to be shot at the Teshie range for the murder that shook the country and the foundation of the judiciary in 1982 but Amedeka broke jail, fled the country 36 years ago.

Kweku Baako hinted on Joy FM’s Newsfile programme Saturday while discussing Rawlings’ reaction to the “Who killed the judges” documentary that reliable information he has picked up suggests the former army officer is alive and well.

“I got a hint where Amedeka is,” he said. “He is somewhere in a North American country,” he added.


On June 30, 1982, three High Court judges, Mrs Justice Cecelia Koranteng Addo, Kwadwo Adjei Agyepong, Poku Sarkodie and a retired army officer, Major Sam Acquah were abducted within curfew hours, shot and burnt by ruthless, lawless men including young soldiers over claims they were corrupt.

The judges had adjudicated high profile cases involving the then military government and had freed suspects who were brought before them. They were abducted and murdered ostensibly because they were deemed to be bias and corrupt.

The murder shook the nation prompting the arrest of some of the suspects who were tried and found guilty. Joachim Amartey Kwei,L/Cpl Samuel Michael Senyah, ex-soldier Johnny Dzandu,Tony Tekpor, L/Cpl Gordon Kwowu, L/Cpl Mama Nsurowua, L/Cpl Victor Gomeleshio, Sgt. Daniel Alolga Akata Pore were all named.

Some of the suspects were shot after they were found guilty but Amedeka escaped and has since not returned to Ghana.

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