Land Guards Terrorize Saantoo Residents

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The Chief, Elders and People of Saantoo, a farming community under the Nungua paramount stool in the Grater Accra Region are living in fear and sitting on tenterhooks over the activities of land guards in the area.

According to The Herald’s intelligence, some self styled chiefs claiming to be members of the Borquaye- We clan led by one Agbintso of the (Kakraku Gbongee stool), Borlabi Din Borketey also known as Kunto, Rexford Boye, the so- called secretary to the Clan, Borketey “New Jersey” and Nii Borlabi Borketey Nkpa are claiming ownership of the entire land in the area.

The people of the Saantoo, who shares boundary with the Ashaiman , Nmai Dzjor and Adjei Kojo are living in fear over the indiscriminate activities of land guards, believed to have been hired by the members of Borquaye- We of the Tetteh –Saantoo clan.

The information said, the land guards are in possession of equipment believed to have been hired from the forty-eight (48) Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to ward off residents on the said lands in the area.

The land guards, according to an eye witness report, are heavily built macho men, wielding machetes and some AK47 assault rifles.

Speaking exclusively to the media after the agents of the so-called family members went on rampage last week, King Odaifio Wellensti III, the
Paramount Chief said, the area in question, is an Allodia Village of the Nungua paramount stool.

He said, two families namely; Manste- We Clan and Borquaye- We clan had been living on the land over the past one hundred years.

He revealed that the members are going round telling unsuspecting estate developers that their ancestors bought the said parcels of land at the cost of three pounds from the people of Akwapim in the early 1800, when the people of the area engaged the Akwapims in the Kpone Katamanso war.

He said, even though members of the two clan are indigenes of Nungua, the Manste- We clan as the land owner, while the Borquaye –We clan are farmers on the land.

He said, the Borquaye- We clan members were offered some land and after the leadership of the clan have sold their portion of their lands, they have turned their guns on the aspect belonging to the Manste- We clan.

The self styled chiefs have even gone ahead to sell portions of the proposed national sports stadium to some private developers, without any recourse to the paramount stool, he said.

He said that the group under the cover of terror, had begun demolishing houses belonging to innocent residents in the area.

He appealed to the head of the National Security apparatus to intervene to avert any possible clash between the two clans in the area.

He warned that the people of Manste -We had been restraint by the security agencies and any failure to bring the activities of the group to order, would compel the natives to also protect their lives and property.

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