Kordiabe sub-chief accused of forging land documents to face court

Nene Terpketey Agblezey, 72, a sub-chief of Kordiabe, has been remanded in police custody for allegedly forging official document covering land belonging to the Manya Clan Family of Jorpanya, in the Greater Accra Region.

The sub-chief, who appeared before the Circuit Court in Ashaiman, last Thursday, is accused of forging official document.

He pleaded not guilty and the case has been adjourned to May 4, 2023.

The presiding Judge, Simon Gaga, ordered the prosecution to file witness statement before the adjourned date.

Chief Inspector Nunoo Mensah, prosecuting, said the complainant is Nene Tei-Djahene Korabo IV, head of Jorpanya, whilst Nene Agblezey is a sub-chief of Kordiabe, in the Shai Osudoku District of the region.

He said the Manya Clan has land, which stretches from Manya Jorpanya to Asutsuare Junction.

Chief Insp Mensah said that in 2012, the complainant saw that a private company, Kamsat Ventures, has published in a national newspaper that it was preparing to register 109,694 acres (44,392 hectares) of land situated at Asutsuare Junction.

The court heard that the complainant contacted the Land Commission on the issue and the committee in charge of publishing, detected that the cadastral plan on the land has “the Regional Number as SGG341/05, unique regional number of the Manya Clan of Jorpanya, which was done in 2005, has been altered.”

Chief Insp Mensah stated that “the Regional number SGGA241/05 indicates a transfer from Manya Clan of Jorpanya to TerkpenorAgblezey Family while the Manya Clan of Jorpanya had not made any such grant or transfer to accused.”

He said the Manya Clan objected to the registration, which accused and his family wanted to register, and a complaint was lodged with the Doryumu District Police, and “the matter was taken up for investigation.”

Insp Mensah said during investigations it was revealed that accused forged the Regional Number SGG341/05/11 so that the process for cadastral plan preparation for the Terkpernor Agblezey family would go through.

The prosecution said the Doryumu District Police on July 23, 2022, wrote to the Land Commission to request for comprehensive report on the transaction made by accused.

Chief Insp Mensah stated that “the Doryumu District Police on March 7, 2023, received a report from the Land Commission, showing that the accused forged the Regional number SGG341/05 of Manya Clan to register the family land.”


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