A very close confidant of the late former president Jerry John Rawlings, Hon. Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo has disclosed that the late J.J Rawlings confirmed to him that he indeed flew a fighter jet under the famous Adomi bridge which is located in the Eastern Region.
Afotey-Agbo made this disclosure when speaking on Citi TV’s Face to Face program on Tuesday, January 26 which was hosted by Umara Sanda Amadu and was closely monitored by GhanaVanguard.com.
When asked by the host of the program if it is true that Rawlings flew an aircraft under the Adomi brigde, Mr. Afotey-Agbo answered saying it is true he did that display many years ago and that it is never a fake news.
“It is true, it was a jet fighter. Yes, he told me and it is true,” he was quoted as saying during the engagement.
This latest disclosure by the former Member of Parliament for Kpone-Katamanso settles the decades longs debate of whether Rawlings actually flew a plane under the bridge or not.
He further debunked claims that the late Rawlings’ finger nails were once uprooted with pliers when he was in custody after his first failed coup in May 1979.
According to him, nothing of that sort was visited on Rawlings when he was put in cell, waiting to be tried for attempting to overthrow General Kutu Acheampong’s government.
“But there is one thing which is known by the public but i can tell you that it is not true. Are you aware that Rawlings’ nails were removed during the June 4 period? Do you know it is not true? It is not true,” he disclosed.