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Regional News of Wednesday, 12 October 2016


Chief hot over sale of land to Abossey Okai Las Pamas branch

Nii Ayikai III of Akanmajen Divisional Stool of the Ga Traditional Council and his assigns have come under fire over the sale of a plot of land at Abbosey Okai for the opening of a branch of LAS PAMAS Food Joint in the Greater Accra Region.

Reports gathered by points accusing fingers to a land selling syndicate operating in the Greater Accra Region.

The sale of the land was tracked by the Quayenor family; owners of the said parcel of land after the Chief’s syndicate allegedly sold the land.

The syndicate is allegedly being led by one Fred Adjei Brown, a former photographer, who resides at Weija in the Ga South Municipality.

The syndicate in their recent operations over the forgery of names to prepare a document for the sale of land at Abossey Okai has been exposed.

The land in question belongs is the paternal property of the Queenmother of Kwabenya, Naa Korkoi Dugbatey.

The report, according to investigations, was first set up by the two friends namely: Fred Adjei Brown and David Nortey- who deliberately contested the authority of the chief of the Akanmajen Chief Nii Ayikai in court over a property at Abossey Okai.

In 2012, the syndicate, led by same Fred Adjei Brown initiated a court suit in the name of his own aid, David Nortey as defendant against Nii Ayikai, Chief of Akanmajen as the plaintiff.

The case was given a default judgement even though David Nortey the regular aid to Fred Adjei Brown was in court with the representative of Nii Ayikai.

But the aim was to identify a land located at Abossey Okai which according to records at the Deeds Registry was acquired in 1928 as a Deed of Gift to the Quayenor Family at the cost of £12.00.

The suit FAL/293/13, which was filed in the name of David Nortey as plaintiff and judgement debtor of House number 112 AGRIL Quarters, Pokuase Abusu Road, Road was initiated by Fred Adjei Brown and after the default judgement, sought to obtain a power of attorney from Nii Ayikai III, and filled an entry of judgement and recovery of possession and secured an order for demolishing.

But the land in question had earlier been sold by Fred Adjei Brown to Mr. and Mrs. Quarshie at the cost of GH¢12,000.00.

Records available at the deeds registry revealed an indenture number 556/ 1928 of an ownership to the Quayenor family in the person of Joseph Tetteh Quayenor.

But the syndicate on August 1, 2013 was issued with an order for ''Praecipe of writ of possession and Fifa number 41/2013, order 47 rule 3 signed by lawyer Geoffrey Quist.

The case after the first order for demolition was executed by the Accra regional police command led by Superintendent William Kpormegbe, currently of the police Anti Land guard unit at the headquarters. This compelled the family member of Joseph Quayenor to institute a legal action against the chief of Akanmajen, Nii Ayikai III.

But barely two years in court with several adjournments, the defendants Nii Ayikai III failed to appear in court.

The member of the Quayenor family, in the capacity of the Queen mother for Kwabenya, Naa Korkoi Dugbatey, after realizing the deal offered in an agreement and paid for the property on the same land again to the chief of Akanmajen, Nii Ayikai III at the cost of GH¢80,000.00 which was witnessed by Nii Ayibonte, the Gbese Mantse and Nii Doodu Nsaki, of Otublohun.

Meanwhile Fred Adjei Brown after securing a power of attorney from Nii Ayikai III, sold the Quayenor family property to Mr. Johnson Quarshie and Mary Obeng Quarshie and plotted the property in their name in a lease dated October 3, 2012 from the grantor as Nii Ayikai III of Akanmajen Stool and acting head of the Asere Division of the Ga Traditional Council.

From the records at the lands Commission, the land was sold even when the property was in the name of the Quayenor family.

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