Tension in Obliman as land-guard attacks increase

There is heightening tension in Obliman near Amasaman in the Ga West District of the Greater Accra Region following unwarranted land-guard attacks on residents in the area. 

The land-guards who wielded dangerous weapons were alleged to have attacked the palace of the Chief of the area, Nii Ayitey Oyanka Anumley I, with impunity.

The residents who live in a state of fear and panic are calling on the state security agencies to, as a matter of urgency, come to their aid to help flush out these land guards led by one Nii Abbey Okanfra, known in public life as Staff.


Speaking to journalists in Accra yesterday, Chief of Obliman, Nii Ayitey Oyanka, explained that Nii Abbey Okanfra, who is allegedly leading these land-guards, has been parading himself as operating under a “Power of Attorney” granted by one Emmanuel Dodoo who initially was claiming ownership of the Obliman lands.


The chief went on to say that the same issue of land guard attacks erupted and claimed the life of a chief in Ardeyman, a sister community in the district, a situation which has left many residents in a frightening state.


Explaining further, the Obliman chief disclosed that the said Emmanuel Dodoo lost a suit in the High Court of Justice held in Accra on Thursday, 8th November, 2012 with suit number: IRL 234/09.


“Lives and properties sit on a time-bomb as the land-guards, riding on unregistered motorbikes are seen throughout the streets of Obliman with no regard for the police in the area,” the chief said.


Meanwhile, when the paper reached Emmanuel Dpdoo on the matter, he explained that he has not in anyway granted Power of Attorney to any one and has since disassociated himself from Obliman land issues.


For peace to reign in Obliman, Nii Ayitey Oyanka Anumley called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. David Asante-Appeatu, to take swift action in arresting and bringing to book these terrorising land-guards in the area.


Story: News Desk


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