Government and IGP given a 7-Day ultimatum to act on land guard threats

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and COP Dr. George Akuffo Dampare

The residents of Podoe in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region came out in their numbers on Tuesday, 11th of January, 2022 to express their utmost displeasure on the activities of languards in the area.

According to the residents, land guards have destroyed their farms which serve as source of livelihood and also, their properties.

The residents of the District further gave the Government and the Inspector General of Police, a one week ultimatum to fix the mind boggling issue. Failure on part of the Government to fix the problem, they take the law into their own hands.


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Speaking to the residents, when the acts of land guards are reported to the police, they don’t do anything about it .

A former assembly member for the area, Richard Courage Eli Amansunu said, they have reported the issue to the police on various occasions; however, the officers are yet to tackle the issue.

“Since 2018, we have been reporting the issue to the police. We have even reported it at the regional level, but they have refused to do anything about the situation,” he recounted.

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Based on the indifference of the security service, Mr. Amansunu alleged that the police have teamed up with the land guards and their “sponsors” to destroy their properties.

“The police are in bed with the land guards, which has made them silent on the issue,” Mr Amansunu opined.

Therefore, he added that should the IGP not clamp-down on the issue in seven days, residents will be “forced to protect themselves, we will take the law into our own hands.” Mr. Richard Courage Eli Amansunu voiced all these in a joynews report.

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Also, WO1 Evans Ayibor Rtd, a victim of land guard terrorism expressed his frustration and urged the authorities to tackle and solve the canker.

“When I was informed about the destruction on my farms, I quickly rushed there and met the new assemblyman who advised me to go to the police station. But, although, I have reported the case, the police are yet to do something about the issue,” he blubbered.



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