The Counsel of the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante has debunked allegations by some Ga chiefs that their client is attempting to claim a parcel of land close to the Sandbox Beach Resort.

This comes after some aggrieved chiefs and people of La, specifically the Abafum Djaase at a press conference, cautioned the Executive Secretary to the President to stay off the land or he will have himself to blame.

The delegation which was led by one Jeffery Tetteh alleged that Mr Asante had tried to claim the land by destroying a concrete wall that had just been constructed by the Abafum people with some weapon-bearing thugs on Tuesday.

Nana Asante Bediatuo's lawyers debunk Ga chiefs allegations of him taking their land illegally

However, in a statement issued by the Minkah-Premo & Co law firm on Friday, they stressed that the allegation levelled against their client is false.

“We state emphatically that our client does not own nor has any interest in Sandbox Beach Resort. We further state that our client has neither acquired nor claimed title to any parcel of land adjacent to it,” the statement read.

The Legal firm also noted that assertion that their client used the nation’s machinery, or visit the site with weapon wielding thugs by virtue of his position in the current administration, to seize the parcel of land context is “is wholly untrue and utterly despicable.”

“As an accomplished lawyer of high repute, with vast experience in land acquisition by lawful means, our client is acutely familiar with the complex legal processes of acquiring land, and therefore, does not need to resort to illegal means of any kind in order to acquire land should he wish to,” it added.

The Counsel then asked the delegation who made the “spurious, unfounded, libelous” allegations to render an unqualified apology within the next 48 hours.

“We have advised our client on the various legal options available to him, including initiating an action in defamation in the event that the above demand is not heeded.

“It is our fervent hope that the originators of these reprehensible untruths will do the needful in order that finality can be brought to this matter.”