Businessman remanded for causing unlawful destruction

An Accra Circuit Court, presided over by His Honour, Oheneba Kuffour, has remanded a        38-year old businessman, Tetteh Annang, into lawful custody for allegedly causing unlawful damage to the property of one Joseph Dodoo.

Reading the facts of the case, the prosecuting officer, Chief John Gohoho, told the court that Joseph Dodoo, a Graphic Designer, is a complainant in the case.

According to him, during the year 2001, the Complainant’s parents jointly acquired six plots of land situated at Weija, from the Manklado Elders of Weija.

The Complainant’s parents took possession of the land by constructing a single room and placed a Caretaker in it.

Later in the year 2003, the complainant’s parents constructed a fence wall around the entire land and gated it.

In the year 2022, Joseph engaged masons, who are witnesses in the case, to construct a storey-building on the land for him.

He said anytime the masons went to work on the land, the accused, together with thugs, would attack and stop them from working on the claim that he has secured injunction on the land and that he will not allow the Complainant to do any work on it.

The Prosecutor added that the accused allegedly threatened the Complainant that anytime he constructs any building on the land, he will demolish it.

The Complainant conducted a search at the Weija Circuit Court where the accused claimed he had secured an injunction and found out that his parents are not affected by any injunction.

On February 25, 2023 while the witnesses were working on the land, the accused went with thugs to sack them and threatened to pull down the building.

On the next day, February 26, the Complainant, together with the witnesses, visited the site and realised that  the nine bedroom storey-building they constructed to lintel level, valued GH¢69,920.00 had been demolished.

A report was made to the Police and the accused was arrested. After investigation, Tetteh was charged with the offence and put before court.


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