Lawyer sues Police Officer for obstruction


Agona Swedru, Oct. 24 , GNA- Mr. Ishmael  Kofi Turkson, an  Agona Swedru-based  legal  practitioner,  has sued Inspector John Kojo Botwe of the  Kaneshie Police in Accra and four other tenants in his house at Swedru for trespassing on a parcel of land.

          Mr.Turkson is claiming general damages  against the Police  as compensation,  for the  inconvenience he suffered as a result of the untoward behavior of the defendants.
          He has also filed an order of interlocutory injunction to restraint the defendants, agents, assigns, personal representation and others from further developing the disputed land,  until the final determination of the case.
          Other Defendants in the suit are Carolina  Aidoo, a  staff of the  Nyakrom Rural Bank , Joe,  care taker ,  Ekow and  Paa Kwesi.
           Mr Turkson  is also demanding special damages of 500 Ghana  Cedis being the cost  of a trench he dug, which the defendants unlawfully and  without any  legal basis destroyed.
          In his statement of claim, Mr Turkson stated that the police officer’s house is near Botwe Estate, his residence, while the other four defendants  are his tenants..
           According to Mr Turkson,  he got to know the police officer while  doing his   National Service at the Swedru Secondary School after completing  Mfanstipem School in 1985.
           He said on August 9, he had   a distress call  from his house  that the police officer  had come around wielding a gun, and with the other defendants,
           According to the legal practitioner,  they were actively filling the trench he  has hired a labourer to dig at the cost of 500 Ghana Cedis.
           Mr Turkson is claiming that the defendants are trespassers, and will continue with their acts of trespass, and is therefore praying  the court to restrain them.
           According to Mr Turkson, he has lodged a complaint with the   Agona Swedru Police, who, he said,  are investigating the criminal aspect of the matter


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