?Every day for a Thief man, One day for the master,? so says an adage.
The activities of illegal sale of lands at Katapor near Pokuase in Accra is gradually coming to an end, since the police in collaboration with unsuspecting land buyers are closing up on perpetrators of such act who are being led by an NDC Parliamentarian.
The National Democratic Congress Member of Parliament for Amansaman, Emmanuel N. O. Laryea has been exposed by a prospective developer and was arrested by the police for illegally selling several acres of Katapor land at the cost of GH?640,000.00.
Sources close to the Criminal Investigation Department [CID] of the Ghana Police Service reveals that the MP was apprehended on 14th January 2014 and is currently on bail after several plea from some top heirachy for his release.
The source further reveal that the MP who attached himself to the late ActingHead and Principal Elder of Hansen Family, owners of the Katapor lands, Gustavus Adolphus Hansen, succeeded in selling off portions of the landed property to some people without the knowledge of the royal family who are to the land.
In his efforts to continue engineering the indiscriminate sale of the lands, the MP was said to have managed to sign bail bonds for three suspects, George Hansen Quartey, Benjamin Mootey Allotey and Nathaniel Amartei Amarteifio who had been arrested by the police for their engagement in illegal sale of the Katapor lands and also engaging in land guard activities.
However, The MP, Emmanuel N. O. Laryea was also arrested later after a complaint was lodged at the Property Frauds Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service by a complainant (name withheld) who confirmed purchasing a land from the MP at a cost of GH?640,000.00, but later got to know from publications in the media that the land belongs to the Hansen family and not the MP.
The developer, sensing danger with the change of ownership of Head to Reginald Kpakpo Hansen-Thompson reported the matter to the police who in turn arrested the MP, Emmanuel N.O. Laryea.
Further information gathered by this paper is that the MP who had earlier liaised with the late Gustavus Adolphus Hansen, then Head of the Hansen Family to sell the family lands took pain when the latter decided to join the Islamic religion and therefore decided relinquished all claims to his position as the Family Head as demanded by his new religion.
To this end, this paper had learnt, the MP, Emmanuel N.O. Laryea has made frantic efforts to cancel all agreements the late Gustavus Adulphus Hansen made with the Ghana Muslim Mission, but all to no avail.