‘NDC landguard’ Alabi granted GHC80K bail for butchering pastor and Church members

BY KITNES - Dec 05, 2018 at 2:45am 100

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A notorious landguard leader operating within the Tema metropolis Daniel Alabi popularly known as ‘Blowman‘ who was arrested by the Klagon Police after leading 30 machomen landguards to inflict deep cutlass wounds on a pastor and his church members over a land dispute in Tema has been granted bail to the tune of GH¢80,000, MyNewsGh.com has learnt.

The Circuit Court presided over by Ms. Priscilla Mireku adjourned the case to December 17. The brother of NDC flagbearer hopeful Joshua Alabi, Daniel Alabi with his accomplices were on Monday charged with causing harm and damage. They pleaded not not guilty and consequently admitted to 80,000 cedis each with two sureties.

The victim, Reverend Ebenezer Arthur of the Agape Restoration Church is currently on admission at Danpong Medical center on the Spintex Road.

‘Blowman’, who is also a failed NDC parliamentary aspirant led his landguards numbering 30 to the disputed land area in Tema Community 9 wielding cutlasses and guns when the pastor, Reverend Ebenezer Arthur of the Agape Restoration Church and his members were on the land to inspect some project.

According to his (Reverend Ebenezer Arthur’s) statement to the police, the accused accosted them on the land and parked his car behind his (Pastor’s) own car to ostensibly prevent him from moving out. At the time, Blowman Alabi had come with only about 7 men.

Reverend Arthur sensing danger asked that Blowman’ moved his car from behind his so he could leave, but he refused, asking him who gave him the authority to be on the land.

With this, Blowman kicked the pastor down and signaled his boys to come over, by which time the pastor got on his feet and started running for his life.

Blowman then whistled hard and some more men emerged from a nearby uncompleted building armed with cutlasses. The first man who run to reach the pastor attempted to hit his head with the cutlass by throwing it hard and

The Agape Restoration Church is building an auditorium on the land with the approval of the Tema Development Corporation (TDC) who own the land. Blowman Alabi however said the land belongs to him leading him order his men to attack the pastor.