Nine Suspected Land-guards Fatally Shot in Bortianor

Nine suspected landguards shot dead in Bortianor

Nine suspected landguards shot dead in Bortianor

According to a report from, a total of nine individuals suspected to be landguards were shot and killed by the anti-landguard unit of the Ghana Police Service in Bortianor. The incident occurred at Akwasa Hills near Tuba in the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.

Sources from Citi News revealed that these suspects had been continuously harassing workers of an estate development company operating in the Akwasa Hills area. On the 8th of June, 2023, the suspects reportedly launched another attack, firing shots in the vicinity. The police’s anti-landguard unit, which had set up an ambush, initially intended to arrest the suspects peacefully. However, the situation escalated when the suspects opened fire, leading to an exchange of gunfire.

A local resident, who chose to remain anonymous, expressed relief over the incident, as the landguards had been causing distress in the community for an extended period. The source explained that the altercation took place on a piece of land at Bortianor Hills owned by a developer. The developer had been working on the land for over a month, enduring regular harassment from the landguards. The developer reported these incidents to the police, prompting their investigation. While the police were setting up the ambush, the landguards attacked the workers, resulting in the police firing back, ultimately resulting in the death of nine landguards. Three others sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.

The source further shed light on the disruptive activities of landguards, who frequently demand money from developers. Some developers have allegedly paid substantial sums, ranging from GHยข50,000 to GHยข100,000, to these landguards.

However, Serwaa Agyapong, a resident whose brother was among those shot, vehemently denied the allegations, stating that her brother was not involved in any landguard activities. She clarified that her brother worked as a steel bender and had never participated in such unlawful acts. Serwaa expressed dissatisfaction with the way the police handled the situation, including swiftly removing the bodies of the deceased and covering up bloodstains with sand and leaves. She also accused the police of washing away the bloodstains with water and is demanding a thorough investigation into the incident.


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