Major (rtd) Kwadwo Boakye Djan, a former member of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) has passed on at the age of 80.
After a brief illness, Boakye Djan passed away on Wednesday morning, August 30 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
He was a political figure and an officer in the Ghanaian military who was well-known for his involvement in the political and military landscape of Ghana.
Boakye Djan attended secondary school at Opoku Ware School for his O Level and also attended Achimota School for his sixth form.
He enlisted in the Ghanaian armed forces and progressed through the ranks to become a prominent military figure.
He held a variety of positions and rose to the rank of Brigadier General, where he was recognized for his influence and leadership abilities.
Boakye Djan assumed a huge role in Ghana’s political history during the 1970s and mid 1980s.
In 1981, he was essential for the group that organized the December 31 overthrow, which carried Rawlings to drive for the subsequent time. Djan’s relationship with Rawlings, on the other hand, ended badly in the end.
In 1982, Boakye Djan was accused of plotting against Rawlings’ administration and endeavoring to subvert his power. Thus, he was arrested and had to deal with charges of conspiracy. He was then dismissed from the military and detained.
Since they had previously been allies, this marked a significant shift in his relationship with Rawlings.
Boakye Djan was released from detention in 1992 when Ghana transitioned back to civilian rule. He remained active in Ghanaian politics and occasionally voiced his opinions on national affairs.