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Soccer News of Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Source: Patrick Akoto

Ex-star Sam Johnson heads for court over demolished structure

Ex-Ghana international Samuel Johnson is heading to court after police demolished his fence wall and other structures in Accra on Tuesday.

Officials of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly led by its boss Alfred Vanderpuije led a team of police personnel to pull down the structure at Dansoman.

It is alleged that the location of the building has been earmarked for a road construction.

Personnel reportedly used their own equipment including bulldozers and excavators to pull down the house.

The former Fenerbache defender said the demolition was illegal and constituted a trespass and unlawful interference with his civil and constitutional rights.

“I am totally shocked that anybody will wake up and take an action without the recourse to the law,” Johnson told Happy FM

“This matter went to court and I won the case and so for the AMA to take such an action is very sad that we live in a country where people who get an opportunity to serve in a top position, simply abuse it.

“If we had not restrained ourselves it could have led to some serious clash with security personnel. I am heading straight to court.”