Acheampong, Ignatius Kutu

Acheampong, Ignatius Kutu ko͞oˈto͞o ächāˈämpông [key], 1931–79, government official in Ghana, b. Kumasi. He taught before joining (1959) the army, where he advanced to colonel. In 1972, following a bloodless army coup that overthrew Kofi Abrefa Busia, he became chairman of the ruling National Redemption Council. In 1978 he resigned and in 1979 he was executed after a successful coup by young officers of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council.

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