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21.11.2007 General News

Nana Butler Slapped

By Daily Guide

NANA SAM Brew Butler, a former GFA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Retlub Company Ltd, has been ordered by a Tema High Court to pay Kpone Traditional Council (KTC), ¢1.2 billion, being fees for a 10-acre land he acquired from the council.

The issue of the 10-acre land, which was allocated to Nana Butler by the KTC for the setting up of a thermal plant at Kpone about two and half years ago, was sent to court by the KTC after Nana Butler had questioned the Traditional Council over the ownership of the said land.

Addressing journalists at Kpone over the weekend, the KTC's registrar, Harry Attipoe said the land was given to Nana Butler to put up an energy generating plant but Nana Butler later confronted the council on its legitimacy as the owner of the land.

Mr. Attipoe disclosed that following this development, the council filed a writ at a Tema High Court to adjudicate the matter but the case took a different twist when three Kingmakers of Kpone joined in the fray to litigate against the Traditional Council.

Giving its ruling, the High Court, presided over by His Lordship, Nana Gyamera Tawiah, said the court has received a notice of payment of ¢600 million by Nana Butler to the court, adding, “under the circumstances, I think I shall deal leniently with the Managing Director, Nana Sam Brew Butler and he is hereby cautioned and discharged.”

The court therefore ordered that the entire amount of ¢1.2 billion should be released to the plaintiff (KTC).

KTC was therefore asked to grant Retlub the right of entry to enable the company tap water from the sea for cooling purposes.

The three Kingmakers from Kpone, not satisfied with the court order that the money be paid to the KTC, have also filed a motion for review of the order that was made on November 7, this year.

The three Kingmakers who are praying the court to review the order are: Nuumo Ahia Mansro, Nuumo Ahia Asensro and Nuumo Tettey Sackey.

From Simmons Yussif Kewura, Kpone

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