Court remands estate developerover land

 An estate developer, who allegedly prevented a soldier from building on his land, has been remanded in police custody by the AccraCircuit Court.

The prosecution opposed the granting of bail to accused, Isaac Sackey, alias NiiShipii, because he had in possession weapons, which were yet to be retrieved by thepolice.

Sackey pleaded not guilty to conspiring with Emmanuel AgbekoVittoria, alias Agbeko, and Nii Abbey Tawiah, alias Freeman, to protect land in which they have interest.

Vittor and Tawiah were granted GH¢70,000 bail with two sureties each, all the sureties are to be justified.

The court presided over by Mrs AfiaOwusuaaAppiah adjourned the case to today March 22. 

Police Inspector Wisdom Alorwu,prosecuting, said Davis Essuman is the complainant, a soldier, living at Takoradi, and theAsafoatse of GbaweGonse. 

The court heard that Sackey, Vittoria, and Tawiah, the accused, were estatesdevelopers, traders and mason, respectively. 

The prosecution said the complainant had acquired two plots of land at Agape Down near GbaweGonse, where he had constructed a fence wall on one side of theland and started constructing another fence wall on the other side of the land. 

InspAlorwu said on February 12, whilst the workers of the complainant were constructing a fence wall, Sackeyallegedly armed with a pistol, in the company of some young men, including Vittor and Tawiah, some of whom were wielding Pump Action guns and G-three rifle, invaded the complainant’s land. 

The court heard that the accused fired shots, attacked and caused harm to Emmanuel OseiAmoah, Nelson NiiBaffoeSackey, George Nortey and Foster NiiArmah, who were engaged bythe complainant to work on his land. 

InspAlorwusaid the accused also caused damage to the fence wall and sacked the workers and warned them not to go to land again. 

He said that some of the workers who suffered injuries, were rushed to Anyaa Polyclinic where they were treated and discharged. 

InspAlorwusaid one of the victims was referred to the Ga South Municipal Hospital, where he underwent surgical operation. 

The prosecution said after the incident, the accused and their accomplices went into hiding.

InspAlorwu said the case was reported to the police at the Accra Regional CID, leading to the arrest of Sackey,Vittor and Tawiah.

The prosecution said Vittorand Tawiah admitted the offence in their cautioned statements and mentioned Sackey as the one who engaged them to attack workers of thecomplainant and that he (Sackey) fired a pistol while on the land. – GNA

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