Police arrest 2 suspected land guards over death of Trotro driver

By Maame Aba Afful
Police arrest land guards

The Kasoa District Police has arrested two persons suspected to be the land guards who allegedly murdered a Trotro driver, Wednesday at Opeikuma in the Central region.

The 52-year-old driver, identified as Yaw Alebey was reportedly inflicted with cutlass wounds and stoned to death by land guards who joined his bus and refused to pay their lorry fare. 

The son of the deceased, Emmanuel Dawson, who said he was at the police station at the time of the murder recounted the incident saying, “I was told land guards have killed my father. I visited the scene and it was true, I don’t know how the death came about but I was told he had a misunderstanding with the land guards. These wicked guys are really disturbing our peace here and we need government to act fast else we will face them boot for boot”.

He also blamed the police for not showing up early enough to salvage the situation even though he alerted the Kasoa police at the time of the attack.

The Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency, Mavis Koomson who visited the scene of the incident Thursday explained that the major challenge with the spate of land guards in the area was the inadequate number of police personnel to deal with the situation. 

Meanwhile, Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has revealed that President Akufo- Addo has set up a committee tasked to deal with the land guard menace."...from our perspective, we are tackling it from the policy and land administration aspect to ensure that the menace is dealt with from its root cause", he said.

The activities of land guards over the years have resulted in the deaths and butchering of many, as well as the destruction of numerous property and the terrorizing of communities.

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