An Accra High Court presided over by his lordship Justice Anthony Oppong, has ruled in favour of the Frafraha Traditional Council in the greater Accra region and warned a self-styled businessman, Laryea Annag, over lands in the area.
Mr. Laryea Annag is also to handover all properties to authorities of the council.
In his judgment, the court disclosed that the plaintiff claims he acquired the disputed land from Nungua Stool but in the course of registering it he was informed that the land was registered or could only be registered under the Kantamanso stool, a sub-stool of Nungua.
The judge also indicated that the plaintiff averred that he was constrained to procure another grant through an indenture from the Kantamanso Stool in 2003. He said he further claimed that the said land had been plotted at the lands commission as confirmed by a search report dated 17th June, 2016 carried out by the Oyibi police.
Unlike the plaintiff who did not call anybody from the Kantamanso Stool, the court indicated that the defendants called one William Okpoti Mensah, a son of Nii Kommey Mensah Lassey, Chief of Frafraha who testified that the land granted to defendants formed part of a large tract of land belonging to the Nuumo Mensah Kwao Family and Agbawe family, who have been in undisturbed occupation of Frafraha lands since time immemorial.
Expressing his joy over the ruling, a Regent of Frafraha, Mr. William Okpoti Mensah, thanked God about their court victory, saying that the court needed to be congratulated for letting justice seen to be done.
“We have been worried by Mr. Laryea Annang for many years and I and the entire people of Frafraha are now liberated” he stated.
According to him, Mr. Annang has for many years allegedly engaged the services of armed men to unlawfully demolish properties meant for ordinary people in the area.
He also called on anyone who owns a property in the area to feel free to come and develop it as soon as possible, saying that the troublesome man has now been expelled from the area.