Some aggrieved residents at Kasoa in the Central Region have threatened to take the law into their own hands and unleash mayhem on land guards should the police fail to protect them. According to the aggrieved youth, their lives are in danger due to activities of land guards in the area.
Spokesperson for the aggrieved youth [name withheld] told Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, residents at Millennium City, Adade and other communities are living in fear because the land guards come around to terrorize and rob them of the valuables.
He also alleged that when these suspects are arrested and handed over to the police, they are released through a collaboration between the law enforcement agency and leaders of the land guards.
”Some are even processed for court but they are later released and their leaders will call me and tell me that, their boys would be released. What they told me has come to pass and I believe the land guards are linked with some of the judicial service staff as well as the police,” he alleged.
The aggrieved youth he noted will not allow the activities of land guards to continue in the affected areas and ‘’even if government will not deploy massive security to come and help us, we will take the law into our own hands and any land guard who will come here, we are going to kill him. The youth are concerned and are not in support of the activities of land guards. We want to the media to help us and carry the information across the nation,’’ he stated.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in November 2017, declared war on land thugs blamed for loss of lives and properties in parts of the country.
The menace, he said, will be tackled from a policy issue while National Security takes up the security component of the menace.