Two Soldiers Arrested
Two soldiers who clashed with land guards at Dansoman in Accra on Saturday over a disputed land, have been arrested by the police.
The two, whose names are being withheld, are alleged to have been hired along with two other soldiers by a private developer to demolish structures on the disputed land at Dansoman Akokorphoto in Accra but they were met with fierce resistance by a group of land guards.
But for the timely intervention of the Dansoman Police, there would have been a blood bath between the four soldiers and the land guards.
According to the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mr Freeman Tettey, a confrontation ensued between the land guards and the soldiers but before matters could get worse, the police rushed to the scene, following a report to them by a concerned resident, to maintain law and order.
DSP Tettey said two of the four military men were arrested but the other two managed to escape.
He indicated that the two military men had been handed over to the Military High Command for further investigations and possible disciplinary action.
He said the police had mounted an intensive search for the arrest of a land guard also hired by the private developer.
DSP Tettey said preliminary investigations conducted into the incident revealed that the soldiers had not been authorised to undertake any demolition exercise.
He said the disputed land was originally part of the State Farms Project but the government gave it back to the original owners after the project had folded up.