The MD of Anynok Holding Ltd., Clemence Gyato has been arrested together with two persons, Nicholas Ayettey and Thomas Boamah, have been arrested by police officers from the Cantonment Police Command for unlawful demolition of a two-storey building facility at Labone in Accra.
He was arrested when he came to the police station to seek bail for Nicholas Ayettey and Thomas Boamah (excavator drivers) who were earlier arrested when they went to collect debris from a demolishing site in Labone.
Sources revealed that the two excavator drivers, Nicholas Ayettey and Thomas Boamah went to the site on November 14, 2023 at about 9 O’clock am, to collect the debris of the demolished structure when they were arrested by the police.
Later in the day, Clemence Gyato visited the police station at Cantonment to secure bail for the two suspects when he was also arrested and detained.
It will be recalled that the said building belonging to Sylbert Systems and Consult Ltd. was on Friday, 27th October, 2023 at about 06:30hrs, was alleged to have been demolished by one Clemence Gyato, MD of Anynok Holding Ltd. who claimed to be acting on “orders from above.”
The property owner, later petitioned the President of the Republic His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Speaker of Parliament, the Inspector General of Police, the National Security Minister to order for an investigation into the unlawful demolition of a property at Labone, near Celsbridge Restaurant.
Meanwhile, interrogating the two suspects who were arrested yesterday, they confirmed that they were sent by Clemence Gyato to come to the site and collect the debris of the demolition to create was for the construction of a new structure.
On 27th October, 2023 at about 06:30hrs some vehicles and an excavator with about 20 thugs, led by one Mr. Clemence Gyato, MD of Anynok Holding Ltd accompanied by personnel of the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) of the Ghana Police Service, of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command supervised the unlawful demolition of his property, No. B13 near Celsbridge Restaurant, Labone.
However, all efforts made by our agents to prevent them from demolishing the property failed.
It emerged that there is an existing matter between Sylbert System and Consults limited and one Theresa Tufour, of the Works and Housing Ministry over the ownership of the said property in Court.
In April 2023 a Writ (Suit. No. C1/201/2023 was filed by Sylbert System and Consults Limited (Plaintiff) filed at the High Court against Mrs. Theresa Tufour (Defendant) – Director in Charge of Housing at the Ministry of Works and Housing and the Ministry (2nd Defendant, Respondent), for an Order a declaration of Title of the land in dispute, an order against the Defendants from claiming ownership of the land, and further trespassing of the land in issue and general damages against the Defendants being the Minister, Director in Charge of Housing and the entire management of the Ministry of Works and Housing.
The Plaintiff (Sylbert System and Consults Limited) further sought for orders from the Court for Perpetual Injunction directed against the Defendants, their agents, assigns, privies, workmen with their work force restraining all of them from ever again interfering with the Plaintiff’s land.
The Plaintiff in his Statement of Claim paragraph 4, indicated that he acquired the stated land through a Deed of Assignment with an Indenture made 20th February, 2013 between Ishmael Quarcoo of Accra (Assignor) and Sylbert System and Consults Limited, represented by its Managing Director (Assignee).
The Plaintiff further averred that, he traced his root of Title in the stated land “herein described in the words by Deed of Lease dated by 14th November 2000 with Index No. AR/7041/2000 stamped as LVB 6325/2000 made between State Housing Company Limited of Accra in the Greater Accra Region of the Republic of Ghana, described as the Corporation of the one part and Ishmael Quarcoo of Accra in the Greater Accra Region of the Republic of Ghana, the “Assignor” herein described as the “Lessee” part of which is intended to be hereby assigned were demised unto the Lessee for the residue of the unexpired term granted by the Head Lease.
The Plaintiff again on the 22nd June 2023, filed Penal Notice against the Defendants for the second time for their unlawful trespass and interference on the disputed land which case is pending before the Court; one of such unlawful interference was the use of Property Fraud Unit of the Ghana Police Service personnel to harass the Plaintiff on the land.
The Penal Notice was directing further instructions after Defendant failed to purge himself of contempt and seek for contempt procedures against Defendants.
States Housing Company
Also, States Housing Company officially wrote to the Lands Commission to expunge the registration in the name of Sylbert System and Consults Limited from the Land Commission registry records.
However, in its response to States Housing Company’s request, the Ag. Greater Accra Regional Lands Officer, Timothy Anyidoho noted that per their records, the subject site is affected by the following transactions:
State land acquired under certificate of title with Serial No. 668/1951 dated 20th August 1951 for government service.
- Lease dated 14th November 2000, from State Housing Company Limited to Ishmael Quarcoo and
iii. Assignment dated 20th February 2013 from Ishmael Quarcoo to Sylbert System and Consults Limited, and requested the State’s Housing Company to authenticate the above records information on the said Ishmael Quarcoo’s property to Sylbert System and Consults Limited, with a specified attached site plan.
It could be recalled that this Order by the State Housing Company to expunge the name of Sylbert System and Consults Limited was being fraudulently carried without an Order from a Court judgment.
A Motion for Interim Injunction was filed at the Adenta High Court was granted on 31st July 2023, ordering the Defendants (Mrs. Theresa Tufour, Ghana Police Service, National Security and the Lands Commission) all restrained from harassing the Plaintiff and his agents and workmen on the land.
The Plaintiff’s lawyers, according to information, were notified in writing that the case before the Adenta Court has been transferred to the High Court in Accra on the orders of the Attorney General.
Clemence Gyato has been cited in several land cases, with thugs, land guards and being supervised by police personnel with weapons.
Document cited from the Lands Commission dated 27th April 2023, SCR/LCS 473/V23/14 indicates that a Joint Venture Agreement was signed between the Ministry of Works and Housing and Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to commit 37 sites plans out of which 16 site plans were occupied but 21 site plans were vacant to proceed for the joint venture and to be sold to developers.
Meanwhile, an official certificate of Result of a Search from the Lands Commission confirms an authenticated transaction by Title Certificate from the State Housing Limited in 2000 to Mr. Ishmael Quarcoo in 2013, and an Assignment to Sylbert Systems and Consult Limited without any further plotted activity records on the said land.
Documentary evidence of the above details in this story are published in the paper for readers attention.
Clemence Gyato’s actions leads credence to the fact that he has no respect for Parliament.
It could even be recalled that Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources in charge of Lands, Benito Owusu-Bio was on 12 July 2022, hauled before Parliament over his Ministry’s engagements with Clement Gyato, where he claimed, Clemence Gyato was specifically contracted to help retain all reclaimed government lands.
But, the Speaker of Parliament Alban Kingford Bagbin according to reports took exceptions to that and reprimanded the Ministry for taking such action and entering into Agreement with Clemence Gyato without parliamentary approval.
Yet, Clemence Gyato continues to carry out demolition exercises, most on the orders from the Ministry.
Meanwhile, Clemence Gyato confirmed to the Regional Police Commander that he was acting on orders from Theresa Tufour.
Addressing the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander Dr. Sayibu Gariba and the Regional Crime Officer Agbojah and the complainant partner Nii Addy, Clemence Gyato admitted to the offense of the demolition of the storey building belonging to Mr. Wood of Sylbert Systems and consults limited without fear that his company rents out heavy duty equipments and machines and that was the contract that was given to him by Theresa Tuffour the director of Ministry of Works and Housing who ordered him to demolish the property of Mr. Wood of Sylbert Systems and Consult limited.
The interrogation turned out into chaotic when Clemence Gyato arrogantly insulted the partners of Sylbert Systems and Consult limited in front of the Regional Police Commander without any rebuke but full of authority and pride, an indication that Clemence Gyato has some vested powers and authority from some government officials which backs him in his duties and operations.
All evidence and relevant documents of the case pending before the Adenta High court have been submitted to the Accra Regional Police Commander for proof and immediate lawful legal action by Clemence Gyato and his accomplice Theresa Tuffour for causing damage to the property of Sylbert Systems and Consult limited is been awaited by the complainant from the Accra Regional Police Commander and his team.
The three persons arrested, Clemence Gyato, Nicholas Ayettey and Thomas Boamah are all granted bail pending further investigation even though he has personally admitted and confessed.