-Some men believed to be land guards have burnt down a church at Spintex Road in Accra
-Reports indicate that the land on which the church was built was under litigation
-Police in the area have launched an investigation into the matter
Some enraged land guards have razed down Believers House Worship International on Monday and set fire to it burning church properties worth thousands of Cedis.
The land guard who stormed the premises of the church located at Okpoi Gonno on the Spintex Road in Accra were believed to be wielding guns and cutlasses.
Some of the items that were affected by the flames included chairs and electrical gadgets believed to be worth thousands of cedis.
According to Rev. Abraham Lamptey, the Head Pastor of the Church, the land on which the church was situated was under serious litigation and the case was already in court for the past 7 months. He added that the church was following the statutes of the law to bring finality to the case in court to ascertain the rightful owner of the land.
He said when he heard of the news of his church being set ablaze, he was at a loss for words because he did not understand why the land guards would take matters in to their own hands and take such a rush decision.
Recounting the situation that led to the arson, the Man of God indicated that he was at home when news reached home that some 10 thugs had stormed the premises of the church and threatened the people who were at the site of the church with their guns and machetes.
He added that he people at the premises of the church got scared and run for their lives. The gun men later entered the church and poured petrol in the church and set it ablaze.
After setting fire to the church, the thugs purportedly fled in a pick-up truck. Rev. Abraham Lamptey revealed that the church had received some threats from the land guards some three months ago but they did not anticipate such an action from them
The pictures were first posted on the Facebook wall of Local gospel musician, Ohemaa Mercy who bemoaned the state of recklessness exhibited by the thugs.
The Manet Police have visited the scene of the arson and are yet to launch a full-scale investigation into the matter.
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