BY Cecil Mensah
Farouck Seidu and Associates, the lawyers for Mr Alfred Nii Kwatekwei Quartey –Papafio, Joseph Kwarte Quartey-Papafio and Ernestina Kwakor Quartey –Papafio, children of the late Benjamin KwarteKwei Quartey-Papafio, has directed the Lands Commission to cancel the registration of a parcel of land measuring one thousand and two hundred(1,200) acres at East Legon Hills in Accra.
According to the letter dated July 25, 2013, the cancellation of the registration of the said land in the name of Jaykier Limited is fraught with forgery.
The letter headlined: ‘’Re: REQUEST TO DELETE OR CANCEL REGISTRATION’’ was copied to the Lands Commission and the Land Registration Division.
“It has come to our client’s attention that a document purported to have been prepared by our clients transferring the said fifty (50) acres to the directors of the said company and to be registered as Reg. No. GA 1089A/99/373,Ref.No Y1341, and Log. No 08434/12” the letter said.
The lawyers further revealed that during their clients’ father’s life time, he was granted a ninety-nine (99) year lease by the Nungua Stool, then represented by Nii odai Ayiku IV , situated at East Legon Hills and covering approximately 1,200 acres.
After the death of Mr Benjamin Kwartekwei Quartey-Papafio, the current occupant of the Nungua Stool King Odaifio Welensti III took a legal action against “our clients which was later settled amicably out of court.
The lawyers said, parts of the consent judgment was to surrender a portion of the land measuring 262.525 acres to the stool which the stool in turn entrusted same in the hands of our client and they were not to grant or alienate any portion of the said land, without the express
instruction from King Odaifio Wellentsi III.
The lawyers have denied any knowledge about the said transaction and documentation, thereby, suspecting forgery of the said documentation in the name of Jaykier Limited.
The lawyers have, therefore, called for an investigation in the activities of the company and subsequent cancellation of the said registration process to enable the family register their documents.
Information available to this paper states that it has come to the notice of the Nungua Stool that the said company committed forgery in the documentation, as there are no documents to the effect that portions of the said land had been given to the company.
The stool has further warn all unsuspecting clients and estate developers to be wary of the activities of the company in the area