By Alex Boye
Landguards allegedly hired by one Francis Adu King, owner of F.A. Global Estate Ghana Limited, allegedly attacked workers of Setho Classic Engineering Company Limited on Friday, 16 September 2022, about 2:30pm on a committal land at Appolonia, Kubekrom injuring a worker, Mr Philemon Yawo.
The Crime Officer, Superintendent Agbemabiase of the Ashaiman Division, Kateko confirmed the case yesterday and indicated that investigations were ongoing to help prosecute the criminals involved.
Residents say notorious landguards activities have increased in the area, accusing Atadeka and Tema Regional Police Commander of being part of the problem. According to them, the police of late are seen working with Francis Adu King and Philip’s landguards.
The landguards led by Yabani Sule and Alex are threatening and attacking people with weapons, closing residents’ shops and selling lands which, the police are fully aware of. Yababi is caught on a video threatening residents.
It is worth noting that on 15th July, 2022, a High Court Judge, His Lordship Justice Daniel Mensah convicted Adu Ofi II (a.k.a Philip) for and on behalf of Odaitse ‘We’ Adu Francis King (F.A. Global Estate Ghana Limited) for disregarding a court ruling that ordered them to not work on a disputed land pending final judgment.
However, while the case is still in the court, the Tema Regional Police Commander, DCOP Daniel Kwame Afriyie without consulting the court and in total disregard of the ongoing judicial process determined the outcome thus declaring the convicted criminals as the rightful owners of the land in dispute.
Since then, Philip and Adu Francis King have been sending landguards to the land to attack workers of Setho Classic Engineering Company and residents against the court order restraining them from doing so.
It is during one of these attacks at Appolonia Kubekrom that they injured Philemon Yawo and others.