A 41-year-old teacher has been charged for allegedly damaging the foundation of an eight-bedroom home on a plot of property in Ashalajah. It is alleged that Norbet Gbogbortsi texted the complainant to inform him that “he is the one responsible for the damage and that he did that to safeguard his property.” Gbogbortsi, who was accused of inflicting illegal damage, entered a not-guilty plea.
Gbogbortsi was granted bail in the amount of GHS100,000 with two sureties, one of whom had to be a public employee making a minimum of GHS2,500, according to the court presided over by Mrs. Afua Owusuaa Appiah. He’s anticipated to show up again on February 13.
According to prosecuting inspector Wisdom Alorwu, the complaint Alhassan Musilimu is a businessman who lives in Doboro, close to Amasaman. According to Inspector Alorwu, the defendant lived in Sakaman in Accra. In 2018, the complainant acquired two pieces of property in Ashalajah from Nii Akwanor 1V, the head of the Ashalajah Akwannor Royal Family, and built an eight-bedroom footing foundation there. On December 19, 2022, he received a call from his caretaker informing him that the accused had entered the eight-bedroom home without a court order and had employed the services of Narteh Tagoe, an excavator operator who was a witness in the case, to demolish the footing foundation.
However, the prosecution said that the defendant texted the complaint following the demolition to claim “he is the one responsible for the damage.” According to the report, the Greater Accra Regional Police received a report on December 20, 2022, and the accused were subsequently taken into custody. According to the prosecution, the accused agreed to the crime during the inquiry and claimed that “he committed such act to defend his property.” According to the report, an order has been made to the Architectural and Engineering Services Limited, Accra, to send a quantity surveyor to assess the degree of the damage and provide a report on the worth of the property.