In Accra: Land guards burns down church completely

Some Land guards in Accra have burnt down the Believers House of Worship Church at Okpoi Gonno on the Spintex Road in Accra.

The land guards, who were wielding guns and machetes, stormed the Believers House Worship International on Monday and set the building ablaze.

Musical instruments, chairs and some electrical gadgets worth several hundreds of thousands of cedis were all destroyed.

The Head Pastor of the Church, Rev. Abraham Lamptey revealed that, three months earlier, the church received threats from the land-guards.

He said, “I was home today when I had a call that some 10 thugs, land guards had come to the site, chased everyone out of the place with gun, entered the auditorium, poured petrol and set the place ablaze and burnt everything.

They fled in their pickup and got out of the place. Nobody could stand because they were holding guns and ready to shoot,” Rev. Lamptey told Citi News in an interview.

In addition, he alleged the Church was summoned to court over a suit challenging their ownership of the land about seven months ago.

He said the Church responded and there is an ongoing case in court to determine the rightful owner of the land but he was shocked that the other party could take the law into their own hands and extend the act.

The Manet Police in Accra is yet to commence investigations into circumstances that led to the action.