E/R: 10 Suspected Land Guards Arrested
About ten persons suspected to be land guards have all been arrested by the Okyeman Land Protection Force at Yaw Korkor near Nsawam in the Eastern Region. The land guards had been alleged to be terrorizing residents of Yaw Korkor, Nsawam and Amasaman for sometime. The team retrieved some offensive weapons including
guns from the land guards who had pitched camp in a house at Yaw Korkor for their operations. According to the Okyeman Akwansrahene who double as the leader of the Okyeman Land Protection Force, Baffour Asiedu Bekoe, the land guards in recent time threatened to deal with the Chief of Yaw Korkor and his subjects. The ten
suspects were handed over to the Kyebi Divisional Police Command for investigation and possible prosecution. The Okyeman Akwansrahene said the security agencies need to be swift to also prevent individuals and groups encroaching on Okyeman Stool lands with the support of land guards in order to forestall future clashes.