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The Queen mother of Asante Agona-Oyoko, Nana Afia Serwa Karikari, of Kumasi in the Ashante Region, is up in arms with the Municipal Chief Executive of the Abokobi Municipal Assembly, Hon John Kwao Sackey, for allegedly playing politics in executing his official duties, especially on matters affecting people living within his jurisdiction.

The queen mother believes because she was not a member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), her complaints and misgivings about how a certain lady had put up structures in an area demarcated as road, a result of which was causing damage to her house and that of others at the Saint John (CFC, formerly rocks street, opposite the paramount hotel) had been neglected since the MCE took over.

Nana said although it emerged that one of the Squatters, a certain Margaret Adu-Poku had allegedly forged documents to back ownership of the said land marked as road, reports and all attempts to get the MCE rectify the issue have proved futile.

Scouts from the property Fraud Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Accra (Headquarters), upon several complaints they received from several land owners in the area, invited Margaret Adu-Poku to provide documents covering the land she occupied; in order to ascertain whether they had been forged or otherwise, but she haS been playing hide- and- seek with them (police).

The Director General of Operations, J.A Naami, in a letter confirmed that “Nana Afia Serwa Karikari reported a case of trespass and forgery of other documents against Margaret Adu-Poku in respect of a parcel of land at CFC for in investigation, and during investigation Margaret Adu-Poku was asked to produce document but said had submitted them to the Abokobi Assembly following reports made by Nana Serwa Karikari”.

The police said the letter was “to confirm or otherwise whether Margaret Adu-Poku had given her documents to the Assembly, and also if she had permit to build on the said piece of land”.

But when this reporter contacted the MCE, he said it was not in his mandate to investigate the forged documents, and that it was up to the police to step up their game to execute their part in probing Margaret Adu-Poku.

“I don’t even understand the police, why should you write to us to provide documents when there is an element of forgery in the case, here we don’t even take original copy of documents, and if the woman said she brought us copies of her documents, they can still ask her to bring them some as well, is it not up to them to investigate issues involving crime?”, he questioned.

Source: New Crusading Guide

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