The Family of Ibrahim Yakubu II, publicly known as the Awala Family has denied claims by the Greater Accra Regional Police Operations Commander, Chief Supt. Kwesi Ofori that Sariki Ibrahim Yakubu is a known vanguard on the police wanted list.
The family has also urged the Police Chief to publicly apologize for tarnishing the hard-earned reputation of Sariki Ibrahim Yakubu who’s said to be a real estate developer with his false accusation.
Chief Supt. Kwesi Ofori in a media interview accused Sariki Ibrahim Yakubu of being a ring leader of Land guards terrorizing property owners at Tseado, a suburb in the La Dadekotopng Municipality in Accra.
He added that the Police are on a manhunt for him to face the law.
But the family in a press statement stated that Chief Supt. Kwesi Ofori will do himself a great deal of good if he immediately retracts his baseless comment or face court action.
“We have held separate meetings over the said development and have concluded on taking legal action against ACP Kwesi Fori if he fails to retract the falsehood meted out against Sariki Awala as a ring leader of a group of land guards.
“For the records, our Son Sariki Awala, is the CEO of a multi-million cedis registered company, a decent person who respect the rules of law and will never go cheap to support any activities of land guards let alone, becoming a ring leader of an illegitimate group,” the statement added.
Below is the full statement
Sariki Ibrahim Yakubu Is Not A Landguard; ACP Kwesi Fori Must Apologise
We, members of the Family of Ibrahim Yakubu II, publicly known as Awala Family will like to draw the attention of the general public to some false publication on Social Media alleging that our Son, an industrious Real Estate Developer Ibrahim Yakubu, is a leader of a Landguard group who are terrorising the lives of people at Tseado our attention has been drawn to a publication circulating in some social media portals with headline, “Police on manhunt for ring leader of Tseado landguards”, claiming their son, Sariki Ibrahim Yakubu, is a leader of a group of land guards terrorizing the lives of property owners at Tseado a suburb of the La Dade Kotopong municipality.
The said information we understand was given out by the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander of Operations, ACP Kwesi Ofori.
We have held separate meetings over the said development and have concluded on taking legal action against ACP Kwesi Fori if he fails to retract the falsehood meted out against Sariki Awala as a ring leader of a group of land guards.
For the records, our Son Sariki Awala, is the CEO of a multi-million cedis registered company, a decent person who respect the rules of law and will never go cheap to support any activities of a land guards let alone, becoming a ring leader of an illegitimate group.
We are calling on the general public to disregard such comments and treat it with all the contempt it deserves.
This is a calculated attempt to cast a slur and to tarnish the hard earned reputation of Sariki Awala but this will not work.
Being much interested in ascertaining the veracity of the claims against Sariki Awala, the Ibrahim Yakubu II family met the head of family for the Tsinatse family Mr Samuel Tawiah Quaye who indicated that the family have Judgement on the entire Tseado Lands from the High Court in a case Titled: “Edward Mensah Tawiah and Ewormenyo Ofoli Kwashie vrs the acting registrar of lands and the Trustees East Dadekotopon Development Trust.
This Judgement was by His Lordship Mr Justice K. A Ofori Atta in Suit Number Bl 431/2006.
Based on these Judgements, the land at Tseado belonging to the Tsinatse family has been given to Sariki Awala who holds power of attorney over the land.
The Royal Family of Tseado has also entrusted their power of attorney to Sariki Ibrahim Yakubu Awala to control.
It is therefore imperative for all media houses to cross-check their facts from the Family as our doors are widely open for them at any time they need information.