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28.01.2014 Crime & Punishment

13 Land guards arrested at Denchira

By Charles Andoh / Daily Graphic
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THE police have arrested 13 suspected land guards for allegedly terrorising residents of Denchira in the Ga South municipality.

They include Nii Lante Lamptey, a pastor; Yussif Okine,  Adzomli Moses,  both drivers;  Ali Adams, a scrap dealer; Bernard Monney, a labourer and  Ibrahim  Zion, a painter.

Others are Ibrahim Yabari,  Abukarim Yahaya,  Alhassan Zakari,  all traders;  Dolami Seidu, a plumber and Davor Seth, an operator;  Abubakari Ayube and James Mawuli, both businessman.

Weapons retrieved from them included a pump action gun, a single-barrel gun, six cutlasses, a locally manufactured gun, 11 cartridges and a knife.

Media briefing
Briefing the media in Accra yesterday, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Christian Tettey Yohuno, said on January 25, 2014, the police received information that land guards were terrorising residents of Denchira.

He said personnel were quickly dispatched to the area, and successfully arrested the 13 suspects are in police custody pending their prosecution.

Regional Commander Cautions
Mr Yohuno gave an assurance that the police would not relent in its efforts to clamp down on the activities of robbers and deviants in society.

“The police will continue to wage war on criminals and land guards in Accra and beyond in order to get rid of them,” he added.

DCOP Yohuno reiterated the service's commitment to protect lives and properties and cautioned those who engaged the services of land guards to put an end to it.

He advised that if anyone had issues involving land disputes, the fellow should go to court for redress and avoid engaging the services of land guards.

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