I Nearly Lost My Life at 19 in Abidjan During their First Coup d’Etat – Komfo College shares Sad Story

Komfo Kolege

Ghanaian actor Collins Oteng Duah, popularly known as Komfo Kolege recounted how he was nearly killed in Ivory Coast during the country’s first coup d’etat.

According to him, he was just 19 years and when the unfortunate incident happened, whiles in the capital Abidjan.

He has said that he was nearly killed by soldiers during the curfew period.

“Due to the curfew, we were indoors close to five days without food. There was a Ghanaian who sold food next door so we sneaked out to get food and were arrested by soldiers,” he said.

Komfo Kolege who is well-noted for playing the role of a fetish priest also added that they were chased and eventually they got arrested.

“I was with four other Ghanaians and after a hot chase, we were all arrested. At that time, the government had ordered the soldiers to kill anyone they found outside so we were taken to an isolated place for questioning,” he added.

“I told them I was a student from Ghana on an excursion and showed them my student ID card. The excuse the others gave were not reasonable to them so they were all killed. I was the only survivor,” he disclosed.

Watch the interview below:

The first coup d’état in Ivory Coast took place on December 24, 1999.

It was the first since the independence of Ivory Coast and led to the President Henri Konan Bédié being deposed.

Source: Yaw Sarpong | PlugTimes.com


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