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    Boakye Gyan reported dead

    Retired Major Kwadwo Boakye Gyan is reported dead.

    He is reported to have died on Wednesday, August 30 after a short illness.

    Major (rtd) Boakye Gyan is known for the 1979 uprising, which saw the subversion of the Supreme Military Council (SMC II) regime.

    A key member of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC), he masterminded the release of then junior officer Jerry John Rawlings from custody.

    Major (rtd) Boakye-Gyan had flown into exile for a big part of the Rawlings regime but only returned to Ghana during the presidency of John Agyekum Kufuor.

    He later joined the National Democratic Congress (NDC), becoming the party’s 2012 Parliamentary Candidate in the Jaman South Constituency.

    He unfortunately lost the polls to then incumbent Member of Parliament, Yaw Afful.

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