Kwame Asante, an ex-convict who claims to have survived efforts to poison him while in jail, describes how Atta Ayi, a 164-year-old inmate at the Ankanful Maximum Security Prison, organized a group known as “Black Coat” to plot to kill him.
The ‘Black Coat,’ according to Asante, is a group of ward commanders at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison led by Atta Ayi.
Asante was transferred to Ankaful to finish his sentence after serving two years of his fifteen-year term at Koforidua Prison.
He said that the ‘Black Coat’ plotted to kill him with the help of some prison authorities.
“I’d like you to be aware of the corruption in prison.” In some prisons, convicts are constructing mansions in their hometowns. “The inmates have been trading with the jail authorities, and there is corruption there,” he claimed.
According to the ex-convict, Atta Ayi and his ‘Black Coat’ team called all detainees on transfer from other institutions at the time of the assassination attempts.
He claimed that Atta Ayi tried to initiate them into their prison’s secret affairs at the gathering, but he declined. He claimed that was the start of his prison trials.
“Because there were no ladies there, a member of the ‘Black Coat’ approached me and wanted me to sleep with him. “I refused to give in, and they began making attempts on my life,” he explained.
He said, “They poisoned my food and even sprayed toxic substances on my bed, but I survived.”
Atta Ayi and his squad bribed some of the police, according to the angry ex-convict, who pledged to expose illegal activities going on in the prison.
He claimed that as a result, no firm proceedings against the ‘Black Coat’ could be conducted.
“When Black Coat members offend, they are imprisoned in the guard room for a period of time before being released. “I once spotted the group stuffing drinks into one of the officers’ refrigerator,” he claimed.
Asante claimed to have eavesdropped on some of the ‘Black Coat’s intentions for their actions in prison.
Other officers’ attempts to find him a different sleeping quarters were hampered, he claimed, because some of the prison policemen were in bed with the ‘Black Coat.’
After surviving the attacks, an enraged Asante stated that he wants to reveal illegal dealings in the prison.