I defecated, urinated on myself for days when Rawlings put me in jail – Kweku Baako

In what could without much of a stretch go as one of the most frightening genuine stories, veteran writer Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr has rendered a record of his brushes with death under the PNDC period when he was detained by the-then pioneer, Jerry John Rawlings.


Narrating his story on Peace FM and said: “…for the next ten, eleven days what they (soldiers) did to me at field engineers only God is my witness. They taught me how to sing some of their military songs and asked me to crawl the full length of their parade square on my knees…My knees were bloodshot because the gravels penetrated my skin, and they used to cane me directly on my waist. That’s why I said it had incapacitated me for life and people thought I was impotent…”

“25 days at field engineers was a hell, total hell…I couldn’t walk…I don’t know how to be decent about this but I used to defecate on myself, urinate on myself for days…”


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