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Akufo-Addo’s bodyguard seizes woman’s land, she petitions president and Chief Justice

Madam Freda Darko, a businesswoman has made a passionate appeal to President Nana Akufo-Addo to stop one of his bodyguards, Prince Mohammed, from bullying her.

According to the businesswoman, Mohammed is trying to forcibly take her land at Shiashie, which she bought about 21 years ago.

In the petition, she said after she heard that Mohammed has sent land guards to the site where construction had started, she went there to speak with them but one of them attempted assaulting her so.

She said she had to quickly the site for fear of her life.

“They even assaulted my son whom they saw taking a video of what was going on the land. He had to buy some pain killers from the pharmacy since one of them slapped him heavily,” She recounted.

Attaching photos of the land guards who had cut down all the trees which were planted about 21 years ago for demarcation purposes to the petition, Madam Freda Darko pleaded with the President to “call Mohammed to order”.

Mohammed, according to her, had threatened to make her “run away from the land”.

The land in question, according to authentic documents sighted by Modern Ghana Online, originally and genuinely belongs to Madam Freda Darko.

She bought the land in 1999 and has all official documents to show including all the land titles.

She revealed that after some years, a man who introduced himself as the Shiashie Chief known as Nii Opremele also popped up claiming ownership and even told her that he had won a case against one Mr Tetteh Apan of Apankye We stool landowners.

Nii Opremire claimed that the judge ruled in his favour and the judgement had stated that Madam Freda should prepare an ‘ATONEMENT OF TENANCY’ to him (Nii Opremle).

“We performed the ‘ATONEMENT OF TENANCY’ to him and I paid for all the three plots as he claimed which means that just one plot I bought, I have paid two feuding parties. I did all documents to cover it and they have come back this time. They have the backing of some people in top positions in the current government.

“…I bought a big sheep, yam and some other items meant for the ATONEMENT OF TENANCY and paid for all the money he demanded.” She noted sadly.

After all these, Nii Opremire went on to give a portion of the land to someone and the case is still in court.

She stressed that the lawyer for the people to whom the land has been wrongly given is Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame who is the current Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice, has incessantly frustrated her efforts to attain justice.

She is worried that Mr Dame who has been using Akufo-Addo, Prempeh and Co. Law firm is still on the case, noting that there can never be justice when he has an interest in the case.

“This is a case of bullying, conflict of interest and abuse of power and I am pleading with our President H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo to come to my aid,” Madam Freda noted sadly.

She lamented that the mischievous manner in which Mr Dame made her a party to a court case when she was not and managed to get her bank accounts garnished, still baffles her and called on the President to let him stay off the case.

Meanwhile, she has also appealed to the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, to arrange a video coverage of the next court proceedings on the land since there is a clandestine attempt by some individuals to frustrate her efforts to secure justice and get her land.

Madam Freda Darko said most of the lawyers she engaged have attempted to tamper with her evidence, alleging that some staff of the court have deliberately been destroying the evidence.

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