Former Ghanian President, Jerry Rawlings dies of COVID-19
By Samuel Ogunsona
Former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings has passed on.
Rawlings known as JJ died of the dreaded COVID-19 today at a private hospital in Accra, the Ghanian capital.
Rawlings first came into limelight in 1979 when he staged a military coup as a young Flt Lt airforce officer.
He was arrested and sentenced to death. His public trial however spurred outrage following his revelations of the series of criminal activities of the civilian regime he overthrown.
Sources said he died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, today, Thursday
While in prison, Rawlings staged a second military coup with his comrade in arms, Captain Kodjo Tsikata.
The group rules Ghana until 2001.
He later rule the country as a civilian President having won two terms of 4-year tenure each.
Rawlings was born on June 22, 1947