Residents of Pantang in the Adenta Municipality have cautioned Greater Accra Regional Police Commander in Charge of Operations¸ ACP Samuel Kwesi Ofori and his group of armed policemen to desist from making unlawful entry into their lands.
Residents who have expressed their grievances in an interview enumerated that, they are always in fear and distress anytime they see the presence of ACP Samuel Kwesi Ofori and his men in the area.
According to the residents, they can no more countenance the excesses from ACP Kwesi Ofori and his men in their supposed attacks over a land in their community.
They averred that anytime ACP Samuel Kwesi Ofori and his men come to the land, they usually pull-down peoples’ buildings, footings and walls claiming they have judgement over the land that goes against the peace they have been enjoying in the community.
Residents of the area have therefore called on the Police Service authorities to call ACP Samuel Akwesi Ofori and his men to order and stop them from invading their community.
It is obvious that because of the activities of ACP Samuel Kwesi Ofori and his men on the land, the lawful occupants of the land now live in panic and fear and are not able to undertake their lawful activities on the land freely.
It could be recall that recently, an Estate Developer, Jeleel Company Ghana Limited sued ACP Samuel Kwesi Ofori, Greater Accra Regional Police Commander in Charge of Operations at the High Court for entering into the company’s land in Pantang.
The Company in its Suit No, CI/128/20 filed on September 18, 2020 indicated that the Defendants, ACP Samuel Akwesi Ofori, Inspector Seth Awuku, Inspector General of Police and The Attorney General, have been trespassing on its 30.45 acres of land at Pantang.
According to the Company, its ownership of the said land is anchored on a Deed of Lease from the allodial title owners bearing a valid Title Certificate issued by the Land Commission and a judgement of the High Court in Accra.
However, it emerged that on September 16, 2020, men from the Police Service in Full police gear and using two police vehicles with registration numbers GP 4634 and GP 4802, under the instruction of ACP Akwesi Ofori without any lawful authority trespassed onto Company’s land and demolished some houses and fence walls erected on the land.
The Plaintiff also averred that the trespass by the Defendants has resulted in huge financial loss to the Plaintiff as a business partner who had entered into a contract with the Plaintiff to build 100-unit houses valued at USD150,000.00 per house totaling USD15,000.000.00 on the land, abrogated the contract on the ground that the Plaintiff did not have good title to the land.
Meanwhile, ACP Kwesi Ofori has rebuffed the claims stating that he has no hands in whatever is happening in Pantang regarding the said land.