The injured including Tetteh Frederick, Timothy Bortey and Comforter Ablodey claimed the land guards numbering six, led by a certain Ahmalleged to have been dismissed from the military for misconduct, ordered his ‘boys’ to beat the three for challenging his authority on the said disputed land.
It is gathered that the family of the injured persons are litigating the disputed land with another person who instructed a pay-loader operator, who was on the land to collect some heaped gravelto cease working because a court had placed an interlocutory injunction on further development.
According to an eyewitness account, soon after had left, Ahmed who is a leader of land guards known at Gbetsile and its environs stormed the place and confronted the three siblings on why they drove away the pay-loader operator and a heated argument ensued.
In the ensuing melee, five gun-wielding land guards on three unregistered motorbikes, appeared and knocked them out with the butts of their gun.
Whilst they were severely being beaten someone tipped the police about the development but before they could arrive, Ahmed and his boys allegedly fired sporadically and fled from the scene.
Solomon Tetteh Appiah, Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), the EMEF Police Commander and some detectives later arrived at the scene, where the police collected some empty cartridges.
Neither the MCE nor the Police Commander were ready to speak to the media about the incident.