Captain Kojo Tsikata
Kojo Tsikata, who is a brother to Tsatsu Tsikata, served in Ghana Army as a top officer and was the former Head of National Security and Foreign Affairs of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC).
Popular Congolese Pan Africanist, Kambale Musavul, announced his death in a Tweet. “One of Africa’s great sons, Captain Kojo Tsikata, has transitioned this morning in Accra, Ghana,” he said.
“He came to Congo as part of Ghanaian forces protecting Patrice Lumumba in 1960. He was military adviser to MPLA forces in Angola, with Cubans, fighting apartheid SA. May he #RIP,” he added.
His cause of death and more details has not been made known yet. This is a breaking story and pulse.com.gh is working on more details soon.
Whilst serving in the army under Kwame Kwame Nkrumah, the now late Kojo Tsikata, was sent to the Congo with Major General Ankrah as part of a Ghanaian military contingent with orders from the Ghanaian President to protect the Pan-Africanist, Patrice Lumumba, who was then the Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo.
However, he was later arrested, detained, and put on death row as a suspect of an assassination plot against Nkrumah.