Abdul Malik Kweku Baako says he feels vindicated following Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi’s confirmation of Jerry Rawlings squeezing the balls of Bede Ziedeng.
According to the Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, when the incident occurred and he reported it, some persons in the then administration denied the incident ever happened.
Baako, who was discussing Prof Ahwoi’s ‘Working with Rawlings’ book on Peace FM Wednesday said, “As for the Bede Ziedeng […..] incident, it’s an old story and we even joked with it but some people said it was a lie, now I’m happy it has been confirmed.”
“Bede was always quiet so people said it was not true but this book has confirmed it,” an ‘excited’ Kweku Baako noted.
The incident was described by Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi as the “Abobo Ntohwe affair” to wit “the Crusher of Testicles Affair”.
“As Bede tells it when Rawlings and his entourage got to the entrance [of a rally grounds in Koforidua] and the crowd surged forward to acknowledge their hero, Rawlings got hold of his [Zeideng’s] testicles and squeezed them hard, so hard that he [Zeideng] believes he fainted,” the book claimed.