Disputed Okponglo lands: Family in court to restrain Ayawaso West Wuogon Assembly, MCE

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    The  Ayawaso West Wuogon Municipal Assembly and its Chief Executive, Sandra Owusu are being challenged in a court suit filed by the Ako Toboase family to refrain from interfering with lands it claims to own.

    The said lands are situated at Shiashie, Abotsiman, and other places in the Constituency.

    Head of the task force at the Awaso West Wuogon Assembly, Awudu Musa is mentioned as the defendant in the suit.

    According to the family, the assembly has fenced portions of the lands and even erected signposts without seeking its concern.

    The family further accused the Assembly of selling some of the lands owned by it.

    It is therefore by its suit, praying the court to halt the MCE and her representatives from carrying out such acts.

    On its part, the Assembly has disagreed with the family’s assertions and had sought to get the family’s case dismissed.

    Citing the Local Governance Act, the Assembly argues that the family should have notified it of its intention to sue.

    The court however dismissed the above argument by the Assembly and indicated that the Assembly rather refused to reply to a letter sent to it by the family to communicate the same.

    Sources close to Dennislaw News indicate that a petition on the matter, signed by Dr.Sledge Duodu was sent to the office of the chief of staff at the Presidency.

    The Assembly was accused in the said petition of engaging in the multiple sales of lands in the municipality.

    Furthermore, the Assembly was accused of receiving a sum of GHC 790, 000 through its representatives from Dr.Duodu to purchase a parcel of land.

    However, the parcel of land meant to be sold to Dr.Duodu was later found to have been sold by the Assembly at a higher cost to another developer.

    Documents filed in court by the Ako Toboase family have a petition by Dr.Duodu attached in support of the family’s request to the court.