Ghana: Information on the escape of four coup plotters from James Fort prison in Accra in or around August 1989
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 January 1992|
|Citation / Document Symbol||GHA10023|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ghana: Information on the escape of four coup plotters from James Fort prison in Accra in or around August 1989, 1 January 1992, GHA10023, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac877c.html [accessed 25 May 2013]|
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Information specifically referring to the requested subject could not be found among the sources currently available to the IRBDC.
A November 1989 news article mentions the escape of one person after the September 1989 arrests related to an alleged coup attempt, without giving further details on the escape (Africa Confidential 1 Dec. 1989, 8). Another news article reported in mid-October 1989 that Major Courage Quarshigah, named as the mastermind of the alleged coup attempt, attempted to escape from jail (FBIS-AFR-89-198, 14). Please find attached a late-July 1989 report on the dismissal of prison officers, some of them accused of unlawful release of prisoners at Nsawam and at least one escape (West Africa 24-30 July 1989, 1228). Dates for the unlawful releases and escape are not given by the report and could not be found in the currently available sources of mid and late-1989.