By Alex Boye
The issue of land guards’ illegal actions, especially in the Greater Accra Region seems to have no end, as Land –guards who described themselves as Zongo Chiefs continue to harass legitimate land owners in the Ga state.
Narrating the worrying incidents to Journalist in Accra on Sunday, Nii Ayi Mensah, Dzaasetse of Nii Boiman, in the Greater Accra Region, said the activities of these individuals he described as mafia groups continue to threaten them over their legally acquired properties.
These law breakers, the chief said are mostly land guards that have been enstooled at Muslim chiefs in various communities in the Ga State.
He indicated that these so called chiefs whose lineage is untraceable to any indigenous Muslim Family in the Nii Boima area for instance have persistently been harassing them over their legally acquired properties which sometimes results in their death.
The Traditional Ruler revealed that the unlawful activities of these individuals are being sponsored by some Zongo Muslims who are responsible for enstooling them (the land guards) as chiefs in their communities.
“These individuals often come into Ga communities with the motive of extending a helping hand by way of helping the chiefs and protect their lands and other properties but end up taking over as our lands as well as selling those properties to innocent individuals” he stated.
The Dzaasetse who doubles as the Public Relation Officer (PRO) for the Regularization Association of Compulsory Acquired Land for the erstwhile National Sports Complex used the opportunity to remind his fellow Muslim chiefs about their responsibilities of protecting and preserving properties bequeathed to them by their ancestors and also settling issues surrounding land disputes between individuals and families but not enjoying and celebrating with these land guards.
Nii Mensah further admonished the suspects to desist from these activities, saying that the Islamic religion and thus, the Quran forbids any person taking over the properties of the deceased.
The Dzaasetse passionately appealed on the Muslim council to intervene in the situation at hand by calling those individuals to order before things gets out of hand.