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Lands Ministry To Investigate Achimota Forest Lands In Sir John’s Will

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The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has indicated that it will look into a document circulating on social media alleging that late former Forestry Commission Chief Executive Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, left portions of the Achimota forest lands in his will.

The alleged will, which was published by Manasseh Azure Awuni’s Fourth Estate, contains four parcels of specified and unspecified acres of land in the Achimota Forest that the late politician bequeathed to named individuals.

According to the ministry, all documents related to the land in question have been requested as part of an investigation to determine the veracity of the claims.

The ministry took “a very serious view of the allegations,” according to a statement issued on Sunday, May 22, 2022, and published on the ministry’s Facebook page.

“The attention of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has been drawn to a document making the rounds on social media, which alleges that the late former Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, had included portions of the Achimota Forest in his Will, and given out same to individuals who are said to be related to him.”

“The Ministry takes a very serious view of the allegations and has requested for all documents relating to the lands in question, as part of an initial inquiry to ascertain the veracity of the claims. Considering that the issues that form the basis of the allegations predate the tenure of the current Minister, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, MP, it is important that he is seized with the full facts to enable him take appropriate action, if, indeed, there is any merit in the claims.”

“The Ministry assures the general public and the good people of Ghana that it will ensure that the national interest is protected at all times, especially in matters pertaining to the Achimota Forest.

See the leaked document below.

Sir John, who died on July 1, 2020, of Covid-19-related complications, made his most recent will on May 21, 2020, less than two months before his death. Charles Owusu and Nana Boakye Acheampong were named executors in the will.

The properties to be distributed among the named persons in the will included houses, lands, Kejetia market stalls, gold production investments, and money in local and foreign banks.

Fuel stations, 13 private vehicles, 10 fuel tankers, and five pump action guns were among the other properties to be inherited.

Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, whose office was located in the Achimota Forest until his death, states on page 4 of his will:

“I give forever to the following persons my land in the Achimota Forest in the name of Jakaypro Limited and measuring 5.541 acres.”

–Yaw Amoateng Afriyie                                  -One (1) acre

— Eva Akua Afriyie                                          One (1) acre

–Ivy Akua Afriyie                                            One (1) acre

–Elizabeth Asare Boateng (aka Mother)        One (1) acre

–Michael Owusu                                            1.541 acres

“I give my land also situate at the Achimota Forest in the name of Fasoh Limited and measuring 0.987acres to my nephews Michael Owusu, Yaw Boadu, and Kwabena Amoateng forever,” the will states on page 5.

The will states on the same page, “I jointly own a piece of land at Achimota Forest with Charles Owusu.” Ruth Korkor Odonkor should receive my portion of the said land upon my death.”

That isn’t all. On the same page 5, still on the Achimota Forest, the will states: “I give my portion of land that we jointly own at the Achimota Forest in the name of DML Limited to Elizabeth Asare Boateng, who is domiciled in the United States at the time of making this will, forever.”

In his will, the former head of the forestry commission also stated that he owned land in Accra’s Ramsar area of Sakumono.

“I give my land in the Ramsar area of Sakumono in the Greater Accra Region, measuring 5.07 acres, to my sisters Abena Saah and her children, Comfort Amoateng and her children, Abena Konadu and Juliet Akua Arko and her children on an equal share basis forever,” she says.

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Mason Greenwood Has Bail Extended As Rape Investigation Continues

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Manchester United footballer Mason Greenwood will remain on bail over allegations he raped and assaulted a young woman following a court hearing.

The 20-year-old was arrested in January after images and videos were posted online, and he was also questioned on suspicion of making threats to kill.

His bail was due to expire in April but Greater Manchester Police made an application to the courts to extend it, with a hearing held on Thursday.

On Friday, a force spokesman said: “Following a hearing yesterday, a 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill on Sunday, January 30 remains on bail.”

The spokesman said no further updates would be issued until the suspect was charged or released facing no further action.

Within hours of the allegations surfacing online, the striker – who has made one appearance for England – was suspended from playing or training with the Old Trafford club until further notice.

Nike suspended its sponsorship deal with Greenwood, and later terminated it, while Electronic Arts confirmed his removal from active squads on its Fifa 22 game.

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Black Stars Goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott Joins Charlton Athletic

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English League One side, Charlton Athletic FC have signed Black Stars goalkeeper, Joseph Wollacott on a three-year deal.

The 25-year old joins Charlton Athletic as a free agent after his contract expired at Swindon Town where he made 39 appearances last season and helped them to the League Two play-offs.

He becomes the club’s third signing ahead of the new season.

Wollacott has seven caps for Ghana after making his international debut last year.

Wollacott came through the ranks at Bristol City and went on loan spells outside the EFL. He then joined then League Two side Forest Green Rovers on loan in 2019/2020, making his professional debut against Charlton.

He joined Swindon Town on an emergency loan in 2021, before signing a permanent deal at the start of the 2021/2022 season.

Wollacott was voted League Two goalkeeper of the season after an outstanding 2021/2022 campaign with Swindon Town.

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Girl Found Dead In Drain With Her Hands Tied In Ablekuma

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The lifeless body of a teenage girl was found in a drain with her hands tied.

Residents of Ablekuma Manhean in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, Ghana, were shocked to find the body at about 6:00am on Thursday, June 23.

An eyewitness, Hawa Usman, who spoke to Citi TV, said the hands of the deceased were tied at the time she was discovered.

Girl found dead in drain with her hands tied

Hawa said: “My child was the first person to see the body. She was waiting for a friend so they can walk to school together. But upon getting to the place, she noticed the body of the lady and came home to inform me.”

The citing of the body caused a crowd to gather at the drain as locals strained to get a glimpse of the deceased.

Girl found dead in drain with her hands tied

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