Some residents of Bortianor Hills (Mountain View Area) on the Kokrobite-Tuba road in Accra are appealing to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, to help intensify security at the area following the soaring activities of armed men believed to be land guards who are terrorising residents in the area.
According to the residents, the land guards have ejected many of the residents from their houses and had taken possession of such houses, where they engaged in all sort of lawless activities including smoking of marijuana.
The leader of the residents in the area, Mr Bernard Ahetor, told Graphic Online that they were living under fear in the area, as the area had become haven for criminals.
According to him, although the police in the area had been notified about the situation, nothing had been done about it.
For Alex Mensah, also a resident, alleged that when the land guards came to the area and started harassing the residents there, the Weija Police were informed but they (the residents) were told by the police to hire another armed men to face off the land guards so that in the melee, the police would then come in to make arrest.
“We reported the situation to the police about the lawless activities of the land guards here, but the commander told us to hire people to fight them (the land guards) so that in the process, the police will come to arrest them,” he explained.
According to him, since they could not hire other armed men to fight the land guards, the police had done nothing about the situation.
“My brother, they smoke weed in the open and the police are aware of their activities, yet they have not arrested a single person,” Mr Mensah told Graphic Online.
He said many of the residents who feared being attacked by the land guards had relocated from the area, pointing out that “We are living in a constant fear of being attacked. We are helpless.”