Some aggrieved residents have disclosed that land guards have stormed Peace town, a suburb of Kasoa in the Awutu East Municipality to demolish church building and other properties belonging to Mr Pastor Mark Akomeah.
According to the victim, the alleged land guards have been bothering him since 1995 and recently demanded a ‘digging fee’ of 500 cedis which he denied payment. During his absence, they stormed his premises and brought down the entire building which was at lintel level.
“They requested digging fees and I refused because this building has been here since the year 2000 and there was no need for such payment. I was called by my tenants that they have demolished the building which was at lentil with frames fixed.
“I don’t know why they are doing this. Land guards have disrupted our lives since 1999 and it’s worrying. When will I get money to rebuild again?
He has therefore appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Mr Oppong Boanu, the Defense Minister, Honourable Dominic Nitiwul and President Akuffo Addo to intervene and put punitive measures in place to combat “landguardism” at Kasoa
“We are appealing to Nana Addo to intervene else I am stacked. I cannot eat and they have threatened to kill me if they had met me here,” he added.
Soireenews in an interview with some residents at the area disclosed they are living in fear and panic as they complained that land guards have been attacking them on daily basis.
They told that most of their properties have been destroyed by these notorious guards which are worsening their lives, therefore, the government as matter of urgency must come to their aid and beef up security.
Source : Soireenews