Information gathered by WestAfrica24.com indicates that a Benin national resident in Ghana, known among his peers as Bezeleel Zola and parades himself as Chief of Obliman with the stool name Nii Ayitey Anumlie Oyanka I, a community which does not exist in the Ga West Municipality has been arrested.
Bezeleel Zola, who also operates as a land guard was using same impersonation title to defraud unsuspecting developers and investors.
Unfortunately for him, he was apprehended by the Greater Accra Regional Police Command for allegedly shooting two people at his alleged palace.
Speaking in an interview with WestAfrica24.com, at Opah, the victim’s mother Madam Mercy Tsotsoo Abbey, stated that the said Nii Ayitey Anumlie Oyanka I, shot her son Daniel Nii Ayi Hammond, 40, who went to the accused palace to plead for the release of his brother Edward Nii Laryea Quartey, 23, who was being held hostage by the self styled Chief.
According to her, there was land litigation between Nii Ayitey Anumlie Oyanka I and his partner. She added that due to the dispute, the Chief and his peopleengages the services of suspected land guards to protect them.
Madam Abbey claimed that her son Nii Laryea Quartey who was on Friday August 16, 2019 on a motorcycle was ordered by Nii Ayitey Anumlie Oyanka I and his people to stop riding, and when he did, they assaulted him and a land guard stabbed him with a broken bottle on the head and later held him hostage at the palace while torturing him.
She further narrated that the elder brother, Daniel Nii Ayi Hammond went to the palace and pleaded with them to release his brother, but all
to no avail, saying Nii Ayitey Anumlie Oyanka I rather shot the right leg of Daniel Nii Ayi Hammond with a pump action gun.
Madam Abbey reiterated that the Amasaman police rescued both Daniel Nii Laryea Quartey and Daniel Nii Ayi Hammond and took them to the Amasaman Government Hospital and Daniel Nii Ayi Hammond was later transferred to the Accra Regional Hospital for treatment.
In 2016, the Nii Tackie Oblie Royal Family prohibited Nii Ayitey Oyanka Anumle I of holding himself as a Chief of Oblieman. Mustapha Ofoli Tackie Oblie, who was the head of the Tackie Oblie family said there is no place called Oblieman in the Ga West Municipality.
Nii Oyanka had since been remanded into police custody by a district magistrate court to appear on September 4, 2019.