Former President John Rawlings has said that, if he was blood thirsty, the best opportunity to have silenced the three High Court Judges and his critics was in 1979 when the people shouted let the blood flow.
Rawlings also described the recent documentary by Joy News on the chilling account of the murder of three High Court Judges and a retired army officer as an attack on him.
Preaching his innocence at a forum in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, the ex-president said he could not fathom why he would be blamed for the murder of the judges in 1982 when things had subsided a bit.
“If I were blood thirsty as these people are claiming on 15th May 79 I could have ignited the thing and left it. 79 when people were calling for blood I could have just let go and let people do the killings,” Rawlings said.
He also added that, “How do I come back in the 80s when things have cooled down and say I want to kill judges? It was a terrible thing some of our people did. How do you choose how to knock me down without going too low? I have enough true stories about these characters.”
Ex-President Rawlings still insist that, the only guilty persons were the ones who were shot at the Teshie range.
Joy News’ Raymond Acquah, produced a documentary “Who killed the judges?” which captured the most horrific account of how three High court judges on June 30, 1982, were abducted, shot and burnt by some soldiers.
The murder of Justices Cecelia Koranteng Addo, Kwadwo Adjei Agyepong, Poku Sarkodie and retired Major Acquah shook the foundation of the country and the judiciary in particular.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah