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3 persons shot by land guards at Gbetsile

They claim the one who invited the land guards to assault them is a leader of a group of land guards known at Gbetsile and its environs and have been terrorising developers and residents for no apparent reason.

Two of the injured persons

Reports indicate that the victims got hit with bullets by the land guards in their attempt to stop a machine operator from encroaching on a particular land.

According to a report by Kay Agbenyega, the injured: Tetteh Frederick, Timothy Bortey and Comforter Ablodey said they have jurisdiction of the land in question.

They said, "we were home when we heard the sound of a payloader machine working on a particular land within our jurisdiction which is in dispute and the matter pending before the law court."

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"We then approached the operator to stop him but one ex-soldier who goes by the name Ahmed Ransford Tetteh who was allegedly dismissed from the service and had led the machine to work on the disputed land commanded the machine operator to continue working. This resulted in some exchange of words of which he threatened to kill one of our uncle's and deal with the rest of us".

The victims continued that few moments after they had challenged the ex-military man on his orders asking the machine operator to work, he left the scene only to return a few minutes later.

"Before we could say jack some land guards wielding gun and irons pounced on us and beat us to pub amidst the firing of guns. I was hit several with the gun butt until I started bleeding and fell unconscious" one of the victim's alleged.

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They claim it took the intervention of, albeit late, the Municipal Chief Executive of the Area, Solomon Tetteh Appiah, together with the Emef Police Commander and some detectives to come save them.

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