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E/R: One dead as two land guards are shot at Kyekyewere

A land guard identified only as Allontey has been shot dead while one other sustained gunshot wounds at Kyekyewere a farming community in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region.The incident occurred Thursday July 21,2022.Starr News has gathered from the community that the land guards numbering three on motorbikes stormed a parcel of land belonging to one Paa Joe who recently returned from abroad.Paa Joe and a payloader driver were winning sand on his land when the land guards suddenly appeared holding a pump action gun to stop him.

Paa joe who was allegedly armed with pump action gun and sidearm sensing danger fired warning shots.

The land guards ordered the suspect to surrender the pump action gun which he obliged but the land guards attempted to club his head forcing him to pull his sidearm to shoot one on the leg and the other in the body leading his dead .

The other accomplice however escaped.

The body has been deposited at the morgue while the injured is receiving treatment.

The suspect ,Paa Joe , reported himself to the Teacher Mantey Police where he was detained to assist with investigation.

Activities of illegal Sand winners have led to many deadly clashes with  local farmers.

At the height of the situation, an Adhoc Parliamentary Select Committee visited the District in 2018 for assessment of the devastation and degradation caused by the sand winners to inform a national policy intervention.

Source : Ghana/ Ansah

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