The Anumansa Division of the Ngleshie Alata traditional area of James Town, the allodia land owners of the McCarthy Hills area of Accra, has appealed to the Inspector –General of Police (IGP) to as matter of urgency, organize a swoop on the people claiming to be war lords of the Weija stool to retrieve unlicensed guns and amunition in their possession.
The family led by its Acting Head; Naa Akushia Codjo III, flanged by the Chief Fisherman of Chorkor, Nii Kukudru II, and Nii Ashaiku Ayiku III, Dzaste of the family, said on November 7, 2015, the family secured a court declaration detailing the whole tract of lands in the McCarthy Hill, as belonging to the family.
The declaration was sought from the District Magistrate Court at the Accra Central Courts in suit number A11/5/16 upon the declaration by the court members of the stools, were directed to past notice of the declaration and execution on properties in the area thereby warranting the attacks from the Weija stool she added.
It on this premise that, Naa Akushia Codjo, in an interaction with this paper ahead of the preparations to mark the Homowo festival in Accra, said the family on January 26, 2016, directed its assigns to inform the residents and property owners of the decision taken by the court only to be attacked with clubs, guns and cudgels by some men, claiming to be working for the Weija stool.
She called on the IGP, John Kudalor, not to focus its attention of retrieving unlicensed guns from the people living the Tamale and its surrounding areas in the Northern Region, but on Weija here in the capital city.
She said, members of the family were attacked with guns and other offensive weapons in the city and the matter has since been reported to the Odorkor Divisional Command of the Ghana Police Service (GPS).
She noted that, members of the family, had the rudest shock of their lives the kinds of guns that were brandished by the men, claiming to be Asafoasteme (warlords) of the Weija Divisional stool.
She urged the police administration to extend its exercise of retrieving unlicensed guns in the possession of unscrupulous individuals in the area.
She said, the use of guns and other offensive materials by the said men, has embolden a group of people in the area to take the laws into the own hands
She called on all the elders and people of the Gamashie to ensure an incident festival and use occasion to showcase the Gamashie, as peaceful during and after the festival.
She further took the opportunity to remind the youth to operate within the laws of the land, as the country heads to the polls come December 7, 2016.
She reminded them to desist from any violence practice or risked being arrested by the police and prosecuted.