I feel robbed and cheated, Rawlings’ death was too easy—victim calls for painful death
Daughter of former President Ignatius Kutu Acheampong, Nana Serwaa Acheampong has called for a worse death full of pains for the late Jerry John Rawlings for killing her father in a cruel manner when she was six years of age.
According to her, JJ Rawlings denied her fatherly love and made her passed through emotional torture which, she explained was painful for a child to feel.
Expressing her grievances on social media after news broke about the death of Former President Rawlings, Serwaa Acheampong wondered the kind of words the late Rawlings would use to express his evil deeds if he ever meet those he murdered in cold blood in the next life.
She noted that the deceased stained his hand with lots of blood and never felt remorse for his action.
“In this life, Rawlings never acknowledged the pain he caused so many of us, never said sorry for our loss or showed remorse. Nothing! So Rawlings is dead, to me his death was too easy, too comfortable, unlike the death he gave my father and countless others,” Ms Acheampong cried.
She insisted that Former president Rawlings died in a more comfortable and easy way, stressing that he never suffered the manner her father did when he masterminded his death.
Explaining how her father died, she said the late Rawlings took her father away by firing squad, leaving her with no father to provide for her and protect her.
Ms Acheampong indicated that her father showed Rawlings kindness and love yet the former went ahead to kill him before his time, thus her calls on karma to have made him die a death full of agony.
“Aside from this I feel nothing about the man, except pity for his children who now know the pain of losing a father,” she added.
About Kutu Acheampong
Ignatius Kutu Acheampong was born on September 23, 1931 and died on June 16, 1979.
He was a military head of state of Ghana who ruled from 13 January 1972 to 5 July 1978, when he was deposed in a palace coup.
Kutu Acheampong was later executed by firing squad.
Notable historical changes and events were implemented during his era including the change from the imperial to the metric system of measurement, change from driving on the left to right-hand drive in “Operation Keep Right”, “Operation Feed Yourself” (a programme aimed at developing self-reliance in agriculture), “National Reconstruction” (aimed at promoting employment and skill for workers), face-lift projects in cities, and the reconstruction/upgrading of stadia to meet international standards.
There were, however, widespread accusations of both the encouragement and endorsement of corruption in the country under his rule.
A few months after Acheampong came to power, on April, 27 1972, former president Kwame Nkrumah died in exile.
Kutu Acheampong allowed Nkrumah’s body to be returned and buried on July 9, 1972 at the village of his birth, Nkroful, Ghana.
Read full Post Serwaa Acheampong:
Fmr. President J.J. Rawlings is dead said my visitor, I said it’s fake news! What’s the source I asked, Graphic online he said. Then it must be true. How? Was he sick? We hadn’t heard that he was sick. I checked my phone, loads of posts confirming that yes indeed he was dead! When he was alive people often asked me how I felt about him. My response, nothing and it’s true, because if I had spent my life hating him for having killed my father, what a wasted life that would have been. Now he’s dead, and somehow I feel robbed, cheated because unlike my father, Rawlings’ death was too easy, too comfortable probably. Death by firing squad, that’s how my father died, when I was just 6 years old. At the time I didn’t understand, but as I grew up, it started to become clearer, I had no one to call father. Now I think, his children and I are the same fatherless! But at least they grew up knowing their father, they grew up being provided for and protected by their father. So no we are not the same. Rawlings took my father away from me by firing squad, leaving me with no father to provide for me or protect me. Rawlings is dead and I feel cheated. If there is an afterlife where you meet those who have gone before, I wonder what Rawlings will say to my father, who showed him kindness, and all the others he killed so ruthlessly. In this life, Rawlings never acknowledged the pain he caused so many of us, never said sorry for our loss or showed remorse. Nothing! So Rawlings is dead, to me his death was too easy, too comfortable, unlike the death he gave my father and countless others. Aside from this I feel nothing about the man, except pity for his children who now know the pain of losing a father. Thank you to all those reaching out to me at this moment.”This matter errrrh…. hmmmmm”.