The Ghana Police Service has denied allegations by the Minority caucus in parliament which makes claims about police service employing land guards to prevent lands belonging to the Service from being encroached and uses same approach to reclaim encroached lands as well.
The Ghana Police Service in a press statement iterated that, All those allegations made against them are “false, baseless and unfounded, and should be treated with the contempt it deserves.”
however, the Minority members of the Lands and Forestry Committee of Parliament accused the government, the Ghana Police Service, and the Ghana Armed Forces of engaging the services of landgaurds in protecting and reclaiming their enchroached lands. They indicated that, it was a revelation made by the Chief Director of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Professor Patrick Agbesinyale during a meeting with the Committee.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service’s statement denied all the claims and said it is against the activities of land guards and has recently “intensified its anti-land guard operations in communities affected by the activities of these land guards and this renewed effort will not stop until perpetrators of such illegal activities are brought to justice.”
Ghana Police Service reassured the populace in their statements that, they are against the activities of the landgaurds because it’s illegal and all persons involved in landgaurding when caught, would be punished by law.