Okyeman Lands Taskforce on Tuesday May 30, 2023 clashed with landguards in exchange of gunfire at Teacher Mante a community along the Accra to Kumasi Highway in Ayensuano District in Eastern region.
The suspected landguards were allegedly hired by one Kofi Acquah claiming the land belongs to his family not Okyenhene therefore resisting sale of the land to the investor – Rockstar company.
The land guards armed with guns and other dangerous implements invaded the parcel of land terrorising the investor and residents in the area.
The land guards first opened fire on the Okyeman Land taskforce who also returned fire but after minutes of force battle they were overpowered and arrested.
Akwansrahene of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area who is leader of the taskforce, Barima Asiedu Bekoe, the parcel of land was purchased by the investor from Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin who is the allodial right owner of Akyem Abuakwa lands, however, Kofi Acquah hired the landguards to attack the investor.
He said the notorious land guards have been previously arrested and handed over to Nsawam Police, however they were freed by the Police which has emboldened them to return onto the land.
“The land was purchased by Rockstars Company from Okyenhene which has been documented for some years now but recently one Kofi Acquah is claiming ownership of the land therefore he is the one behind the sponsoring of land guards on the land. We had information this morning so I organized my taskforce and we went there but we realized that they are armed because they started firing guns and shouting that what will happen will happen today.”
“We also prepared so we faced them and in the process we arrested 9 of them and others ran away” The Akwansrahene narrated.
The suspects have been handed over to the Kibi Police Command.