Businessman remanded for alleged ‘landgaurd’ activities

A 34-year-old businessman was yesterday remanded in police custody by the Ashaiman District Court for allegedly engaging in ‘landguard’ activities.

Nathaniel Alabi, is also alleged to have discharged guns in town.

The prosecution told the court that both the complainant, Stephen Derry, and the accused resided at Santeo, near Adjei Kojo, Accra.

It said on September 22, 2022, the complainant reported to the Ashaiman Divisional Criminal Investigation Department (CID), that on September 19, 2022, whiles at Santeo, Alabi, wielding a gun and in the company of some young men came to his vicinity firing gun and claiming ownership of the land.

The prosecution said accused had ordered everyone to either vacate the land or renegotiate with him.

It said on September 22, 2022, accused was arrested in connection with a similar case, and taken to Katamanso Police Station, and the two weapons, which he used on September 19, 2022, were retrieved from him.

Prosecution prayed the court to remand the accused, saying it had information that other victims were yet to report their cases and that his release would interfere with investigation.

Counsel for accused said that the offence committed by his client and others were all ‘bailable’ and that his client would not flee from the jurisdiction.

He also said there were “persons of substance” ready to stand surety for accused.

 But the court remanded accused to reappear on Friday September 30, 2022, to enable police to conclude investigation for the appropriate court to hear the case. – GNA

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