Commander at Manet Police Station accused snubbing Court Order

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The World Life Gospel Church at Spintex, has accused ACP Felix Cosmos – the Commander at the Manet Police Station, East Legon, of failing to arrest an estate developer, Samuel Kofi Diameh, who is alleged to have illegally invaded a disputed land, even though, the court has ordered him to do so.

The General Overseer and Directors of the church expressed their displeasure and disappointments when they addresses journalists at a press conference in Accra. They are angry at the refusal of the Police commander to enforce the law.

According to the Director of the church, Emmanuel Anane Boate, the commander, refused to halt the illegal construction work ongoing because, he claimed, the court never included the state security agency in the order.

“The police say they cannot do anything about the illegal construction on the land because they were not specifically or directly tasked by the High Court to enforce the orders,” he indicated.

Boate said, the commander rather asked the Plaintiffs in the suit to report back to the court to add the Police to the order before an arrest can be effected.

“Efforts to get the assistance of the IGP and the Ghana Police Service to enforce the orders of the court has proved futile,” he lamented.

The church therefore appealed to the President, the IGP and the Police, especially, the Manet Police Commander, Interior minister and all appropriate authorities to urgently intervene in the matter and to maintain law and order.

“We continue to inform the IGP and other security agencies to assist in maintaining law and order on the land that is pending final determination of the suit.” he said.

Background

Prior to the litigation, the 4.2 acre land was acquired by the World Life Gospel Church in the year 2012 from Tsie We family of Teshie at Kpoi Gonno, opposite Manet Police Station and obtained Land Title certificate at the Registry in 2014.

In 2017, thugs and land guards invaded the land and pulled down the fenced wall constructed by the church. Through investigation the perpetrators were identified as the estate developer and subsequently, a complaint was lodged at the Manet Police Station as well as to the Inspector General of Police( IGP).

In December, 2017, the church took the matter to the High court over ownership of the disputed land. An interlocutory injunction was granted to the church to restrain the estate developer, Samuel Kofi Diameh from trespassing onto the disputed land and as well, stop the illegal construction.

Source: Nii Aflah Sackey

 

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