Landguards suspected to be working for the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, have unleashed terror on people living on UPSA lands, demolishing properties and physically assaulting residents.
During the attacks, a notorious landguard based in Madina, popularly called Gyato who claims to be acting on the instructions of his bosses, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and the IGP, was arrested by the police but was quickly released allegedly on orders from the police chief.
Before his arrest, Gyato and some other landguards stormed the said land which belongs to UPSA and gave an order to his thugs to intimidate the school authorities as well as some private individuals who had properties and were living there.
This paper gathered that the thugs fired gun shots to scare the residents, with Gyato issuing threats that he would kill anybody with property on the land.
Information gathered from eye witnesses revealed that the thugs stormed the site in government vehicle with registration number GV 773-14, which contained the guns they used to intimidate the people.
The thugs also pounced on a businessman who owns a Roofing Sheet Company in the area, Dr. Agyepong and his wife and beat them mercilessly.
The matter was however reported to the Legon Police Command where the accused land guard, Gyato was arrested but the Legon Police Commander , the victims say, released the ‘tormentor’ few minutes after his arrest.
According to the victims, the landguard was released after the Legon Police Commander received a call from the IGP instructing him to release the suspects.
It also emerged that the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh is neck-deep in the whole saga because of his alleged interest in the said land which he allegedly wants to use for the construction of a private hostel.
Checks conducted on the said land have however revealed that the UPSA authorities have Title to the said land and that the attacks on them were nothing but vendetta, abuse of power and attempt to steal.
Meanwhile, attempts to reach the IGP and the Minister to respond to the allegations proved futile.