Rosemary Cudjoe, a 77-year-old businesswoman, has called on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, to intervene urgently in a land dispute between her and Nii Ebenezer Sowah and Patrick Osakonor Borquaye, in which COP Garribah has been fingered.
For over two decades, Cudjoe has been in possession of 12 parcels of land with her friend, Rosemet Lamiakor Sackey. However, recently, some individuals believed to be grandchildren of Nii Amasah Tetteh Cooper emerged to lay claim to her land, causing her immense distress and anxiety.
Rosemary Cudjoe, who was addressing a section of the media amid tears, revealed that she suspected attempts by the Greater Accra Regional Police Command led by COP Gariba to frustrate ongoing investigations over the land. She alleges that Ebenezer Sowah and Patrick Osakonor Borquaye, who are believed to be grandchildren of Nii Amasah Tetteh Cooper from whom she bought the land, are using the police and land guards to harass caretakers on the land.
“They have arrested caretakers on the land, and as we speak, they are in police custody,” said Cudjoe, sobbing uncontrollably. “I am appealing to IGP to look into the matter and sanction the release of my caretakers.”
Rosemary Cudjoe alleged that the Regional Police Command has arrested caretakers on the land, and they are currently in police custody. She believes that the Regional Police Command is not investigating the matter impartially and has called on the IGP to hand over the case to the Police HQ CID since they started the investigation first and are yet to conclude it.
“I don’t understand why COP Gariba is trying to frustrate the process,” she said, her voice breaking. “This land is all I have, and they want to take it away from me. Please help me, IGP. Please help me get my land back.” The old woman is appealing to the IGP to swiftly intervene in the matter, as she suspects attempts by the Regional Police Command led by COP Garribah to frustrate ongoing investigations.