Land Guards Attack Dodowa Orphanage

One of the workers who had surgery on his head as a result of injury he sustained from the workers.

SUSPECTED LAND guards were on the rampage at Dodowa in the Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region, where they descended heavily on developers working at a construction site belonging to Greater Mission International Children’s Home – an orphanage.

The workers of the orphanage, who had gone to their site to work, were reportedly subjected to severe beatings by about 20 land guards, who chased them out as well.

Armed with weapons, the land guards moved further to destroy some construction materials such as bags of cement and building blocks, belonging to the orphanage.

They further pulled down some newly built structures and warned them not to set foot on the land again after chasing them out.

Some of the victims were said to have sustained various degrees of injury as a result of the severe beatings they were subjected to.

Speaking on the incident to DAILY GUIDE, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Great International Mission Children’s Home, John A. Nyavor, said he purchased eight plots of land at Dodowa to construct the building since where they currently occupy is a rented apartment.

According to him, “there is this guy called John Kwaku Yeboah who is encroaching on the land, conniving with land guards to beat us, wound us and they really hurt us very much.”

He indicated that several complaints had been lodged with the police but they are yet to effect any arrest, thereby giving room to the land guards to continuously attack them.

The CEO disclosed that “this is not the first time we are being attacked by these land guards but we are yet to see any serious action taken against them by the police from the headquarters, Tema Police Station, etc”.

He appealed to the police to investigate and bring the perpetrators of these constant attacks to book.

However, the Commander of the Dodowa District Police Headquarters, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Harrison Katso, told DAILY GUIDE in an interview that they were yet to receive an official complaint from the supposed victims, saying “we are not aware; you can tell them to come and report so that we can take the matter up.”

From Vincent Kubi, Dodowa