Acheampong, Ignatius Kutu
Acheampong, Ignatius Kutu(ko͞o`to͞o ächā`ämpông), 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 BusiaBusia, Kofi Abrefa
, 1913–78, political leader in Ghana. He was educated in Africa and in England and taught sociology in African, American, and European universities in the 1950s and 60s.
..... Click the link for more information. , 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.