Tension in Tettegu

Information reaching Today points to a looming land ownership clash at Tettegu and Aplaku communities in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

The development, Today understands, follows plans by owners of Tare Properties and Development Company Limited with the tacit support of the Chief of Tettegu, Nii Kofi Kumah I, to fight the Wolumo of Aplaku, Numoo Tetteh Nartey II, and some elders of Tettegu.

Addressing a press conference in Accra yesterday, Nii Kofi Kumah called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to immediately use his good office as the Commander-in-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to stop the situation for peace to prevail in the area.

According to him, the call was a matter of urgency because any move by the Wolumo of Aplaku, Numoo Tetteh Nartey II and some elders of Tettegu will likely be greeted with a serious bloody clash in Tettegu and Aplaku.

He stated that Aplaku Wolumo and his cohorts are trying to use tricks to resell the remaining lands of the company by way of threatening the company with fresh court suit as they succeeded in using in the previous court case.”

According to the chief, he could not understand why these elders of Aplaku and Tetegu, particularly Numo Tetteh Nartey II, who is aware that the company legally acquired 1050.36 acres of land from the accredited elders, would turn back and try to reclaim that same land with the intention to resell to unsuspecting individuals and organisations.

“This time round I must say that l will not allow Numoo Tetteh Nartey and his followers to take over the land that l have borrowed huge sums of money to go to court for thirteen (13) years before judgement was delivered in our favour against plaintiff, Samuel Danso, who took us to court,” Nii Kofi Kumah I fumed.

He further called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, and Minister of Defence, Mr. Ambrose Dery, to immediately call Numoo Tetteh Nartey II and his associates to order.

Flanked by the Director of the company, Mr. Koranteng Koi Larbi, the Tettegu chief mentioned that when the court placed an injunction on the land during the trial of the case, some elders of Aplaku and Tetegu allegedly connived to sell the said land indiscriminately to unsuspecting Ghanaians without recourse to the law.

According to him, by a lease agreement dated May 2003, the1020.36 acres of land has been alienated to the company by him (Nii Kofi Kumah) together with the late Nii Okoso Aplaku I, with the consent and concurrence of principal members of the Nii Nartey Aplaku Family at James Town.

However, in a quick response to the allegations in an interview with Today Numo Tetteh Nartey II denied his involvement in any illegal sale of the land belong to the company.

 

Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU

Writer’s email: freeman.koryekpor@todaygh.com

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