The presence of Police personnel at Dansoman in Accra last Thursday helped to avert a near bloody clash between known landguards group UN which allegedly belongs to the Sowutoum Chief Nii Osabu Akwei and members of the Asafo group of Ngleshie Lafa-Barima Nmarko over a disputed land at Dansoman.
Alleged illegal sale of lands at Dansoman has resulted in direct confrontation between chiefs and some estate and private developers.
Whereas the Chiefs claim to have no dealings with the estate developers, the latter have said they have documents to prove the sale of the lands to them.
The land in question is a matter before An Accra High Court (Lands Division) which has granted an interlocutory injunction against Nii Ayi Okufuobour I, Chief of Ngleshie Lafa-Barima Nmarko, and Marty Nii Danso, restraining them, their agents, assigns, heirs, successors and workmen from undertaking construction work or alienating any position of the disputed Dansoman land until such final determination by the Court.
According to information available to this portal, some Police personnel were seen in the company of the UN landguards on the land mounting canopies to serve as resting place for them to offer protection for an estate developer known as Hill Top to develop portions of the land whiles an injunction has been placed on the land.
Armed with the above information the Chief of Ngleshie Lafa-Barima Nmarko, Nii Ayi Okufourbour I, moved to the site to see at first hand happenings on going.
According to sources, Nii Ayi Okufourbour explained to the Police personnel presence that an injunction has been placed on the land for which reason no one is expected to do anything on the land until the final determination of the matter in the law courts so everyone must leave the land for peace to prevail.
Under the circumstances the Police had no option than to ask all parties to leave the scene until the court determines otherwise and warned all to desist from undertaking any projects on the said lands to avoid any confrontation.
It could be recalled that An Accra High Court (Lands Division) granted an interlocutory injunction against Nii Ayi Okufuobour I, Chief of Ngleshie Lafa- Barima Nmarko, and Marty Nii Danso, restraining them, their agents, assigns, heirs, successors and workmen from undertaking construction work or alienating any position of the disputed Dansoman land until such final determination by the Court.
The court granted the injunction upon a motion on notice for an order of interlocutory injunction filed by Nii Ayi Okufuobour I, Chief of Ngleshie Lafa- Barima Nmarko on 12th October 2021 in suit No LD/0609/2021 against the defendant and Marty Nii Danso over the disputed Dansoman lands situate behind the Dansoman Keep fit club.
The injunction granted is expected to halt the misappropriation of Dansoman lands by persons who claims the land belongs to them and not Ngleshie Alata.
Upon reading the affidavit of Nii Ayi Okufuobour, the deponent and applicant herein filed on 12 October,2021 in support of Motion on notice for an order of interlocutory injunction.
And upon hearing the submissions of Abdul -Gafar Ablorh Abordo ESQ, council for and on behalf of plaintiff and council for defendant, Prosper Yaw Ntow ESQ.
It is hereby ordered that both parties, their agents, workmen, assigns, privies, representatives and all those claiming through them are restrained from having any dealings with the land, the subject matter of dispute pending the final determination of the suit, signed by Issaharku Musah(Registrar) dated 16 November, 2021.