The Chief of Ningo, near Prampram, and his elders have fled the town to escape young men they call land guards threatening to kill them.
The gun-wielding men are said to have taken over lands in the area and selling them at exorbitant prices.
The Ningo-Prampram area has become attractive following government?s plans to build a new international airport there.
The chief and his elders who cannot withstand the might of the land guards are currently seeking refuge at a hideout here in Accra.
Nene Otuaboah Agbi II told Joy News he has to run because he does not trust the police in the area to deal with the situation, alleging that they have been compromised.
?They (land guards) have threatened to kill us.anytime they see us,? he said.
But police in Prampram have denied reneging on their duty to protect life and property in the area.
DSP Bampoe who is the area Commander told Joy News ?nothing? as claimed by the chief, ?has come to the attention of the local police?. He stressed: ?The police have no information about the report given to you now.?
DSP Bampoe however admitted that ?the whole area has problem of land?, adding that several land disputes are currently before court.
He also debunked claims that traditional leaders.have lost trust in the police. According to him the chiefs there have been frequenting the police station ?virtually everyday? with their problems, and the police have done enough to assist them.
?They should come to the local police for us to assist them,? he reached out to them.