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Notorious Landguards Nabbed

landgurdsFOURTEEN NOTORIOUS armed landguards who are believed to be tormenting property owners within the Adenta Frafraha area have been arrested by the Adenta Police.

Upon a search, four pump action guns which could load up to six rounds of ammunitions were retrieved with 43 live cartages and six used ones. Other items found on them include six cutlasses, a Jack knife, packets of cigarettes and land title documents.

The 14 suspects were identified as Boye Issah Quartey, 30, Ibrahim Adotey, 38, Kwei Adams, 20, Jerry Gyan, 28, Armah Kennedy, 29, Nana Nsiahson, 26, Tetteh Otwemah, 21, Zakari Iddrisu, 24, Aminu Quashie, 20, Adamu Ali, 20, Joseph Mensah, 27, Zuburu Ishmala, 23 Ebenezer Doku, 69, and Alfred Papafio, 53. The suspects were said to have gone to guard a piece of land at Frafraha, assaulting some workers on the land in the process and snatching cell phones and money from others.

Briefing DAILY GUIDE in his office, the Adenta District Commander, ASP Stephen K. Ahiatafu indicated that on October 26 2009, a complainant (name withheld) reported the activities of the land guards in his area. “I quickly mobilized my men to the site but could not get them”.

According to the Commander, on October 27 2009, a team of police personnel visited the area again and upon getting to the SSNIT Flat 79 Junction, they intercepted the team of landguards in two vehicles; a BMW with registration number GW 222-09 and a Toyota Tacoma with registration number GT 9800-09.

ASP Ahiatafu stated that later, four of the men who were assaulted by the landguards came to the station with bruises to report the matter. They have since been given forms to go to the hospital. “Before I took office, I was informed of the activities of the landguards in the area, so I prepared well with my Task Force to attend to such distress calls.

One of the landguards, Boye Issah Quartey, had the identity card of one Arafat Quaye working at the office of the President. Upon interrogation, Boye Issah Quartey indicated that the said Arafat is his sibling which was why he had the identity card.

Source: dailyguideghana

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