The Member of Parliament of Abetifi Constituency in the Eastern Region, Bryan Acheampong has been accused by one Eric Ansong popularly known as Japan Burger of forcing him to sell his house for him as he intends to expand his hotel.
Eric Ansong has expressed worry about how the MP has been consistently using various means to acquire the land after he had declined his offer to purchase the land.
Narrating his ordeal, Eric Ansong indicated that the MP together with four other persons have come to him time without number asking him to sell his two-storey building, but has refused to sell the house.
According to him, he has informed a numerous number of people who are affiliated with the MP including the Eastern Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Jeff Konadu about the issue; however, they are yet to respond to his plea.
He said, he has channeled his grievance to dignitaries from the town (Nkwatia) including the Krontihene, but his action has become an exercise in futility. Again, he indicated that the MP has also prevented him from constructing a security gate in an earlier attempt to demarcate his land.
He said: “Because he wants to use force to take over the land, he has heaped sand behind my fence wall, had my wall break down and water supply stopped twice because of his actions, In fact, I am experiencing difficulty staying at my place; my house gets flooded whenever it rains. He is troubling me a lot. I will plead with the government as a citizen of this dear nation to help me resolve this issue.”
Mr Ansong disclosed that the MP has bought houses from two other people in his vicinity and as such he is claiming ownership of roads that transverse his property and has refused to let him use it.
“Bryan called my brother and told him we should construct our own road; as a result, my brother gave his workers Ghc 2000 to execute the task, but the MP later came to put a halt to the work. Last week, the MP called me and told me not to use the road that transverse his property again because he has bought it, piqued by his statement, i asked him where we should use as a road, but he replied that even if I will fly he does not care. As I speak, we are not getting access to our property because of his actions,” he noted.
He has called on the government to come to their aid so they can resolve the issue and gain access to their property.
Meanwhile, sources from the Minister’s office revealed that the allegations levelled against him are false and an attempt to tarnish his hard earned reputation.