A video of about nine (9) men sitting around a table with some drinks seen in a viral video shooting has emerged on social media.
The silence of the Police to arrest or issue a statement on the matter has sent tongues wagging considering the swiftness with which the police have handled such matters in recent time.
The guys believed to be members of the landguards group by name UN with affiliation to a Chief in Accra (name withheld) are seen in a viral video sitting in a bush and firing gun shots with others uttering the following words as the gun is fired; “last man standing, he raises the pistol and asked if we are seeing the pistol, then starts firing into the air and asks if we can hear the sound of the gun when they shoot.
“You de see, we de eat am, we de chop am, we de sleep with am, hear sound, your mother.”
Section 209 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 (Act 29), barres a person from discharging a firearm in public without lawful and necessary occasion.
These UN landguards according a source ply their trade in areas such as Dawhenya, Sowutum, Prampram, James Town and other areas, they do not only intimidate land owners, especially in new communities, but also go to the extreme of killing innocent and rightful land owners.
Consequently, more innocent Ghanaians continue to suffer in the hands of these notorious landguards.
Those who resolve to take the fight to these landguards end up losing their lives.
The UN landguards group are more than ordinary criminal gangs. Rather, they are part of organized criminal groups and therefore a proper classification for them is imperative for understanding their seeming resilience and so as to design appropriate mechanisms for addressing the challenges they pose to human and state security.
Sadly, we have allowed these landguards to overly grow wings, and their activities have not only become a threat to lives but more importantly, to the country’s security. Action must be taken by the police on these hoodlums.