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Winneba Police Commander Samuel Asiedu Okanta fingered as Landguards dealmaker

Chief Superintendent Samuel Asiedu Okanta, Winneba Divisional Police Commander has been accused of fueling the activities of landguards in the area against the development of the area.

His actions in concert with some languards at Kasoa in the Central Region according to a frustrated international investor, is chasing away potential investors whose sole purpose was to bring development in the Winneba Effutu area.

According to Managers of Sani Properties Investment Limited, an international real estate company, these landguards said to be terrorizing residents of the area, act with impunity because of the alleged backing they get from the police particularly the police chief.

They indicate that they have consistently been chased away from a legally acquired parcel of land by these hoodlums they suspect are being given cover by the security.

Sani Properties Investment Limited, an international real estate company embarked on $1.2bn project in a small town of Winneba on some 300-acre land which consist of  an Ultra-Modern Shopping Mall, Domestic Airport, Flying training School, Golf courses, Manufacturing companies and recreational facilities and more.

The dream of the investor is yet to see the light of day following constant harassment of contractors on the project site by landguards with the alleged connivance of police chiefs.

Workers have severally been arrested over what is yet to be known despite showing prove by owners they are the legitimate owners of the land in question.

“Several attempts to settle issues amicably with the landguards is only met with one response. ‘For us we don’t have a problem, it is the commander that says we should come here, so if you have anything to settle, go and see the commander because he said he also likes the land… it is on the road side. One Mustapha Ali told us”, Managers of UK based company revealed to this portal.

The Police Chief had declined comment in the matter.


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