Ashanti Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako has defied a court order to vacate a residential property which is a subject for litigation between him and a legislator.
Mr. Antwi Boasiako reportedly restrained court officials and police from entering the premises to enforce the court order.
Member of Parliament for Bantama, Daniel Okyem Aboagye, however, has vowed to use every legitimate means to take over the house at Atasomanso in Kumasi.
It took the intervention of some government officials to prevent a confrontation between police and stoutly built men allegedly hired by Mr. Antwi Boasiako on Friday.
The property has been in dispute between the defunct Noble Dream Microfinance, its former Chief Executive, Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie, Endurance Oti Boateng and other directors on one hand and Mr. Okyem Aboagye who had acquired it by auction, on the orders of a Kumasi High Court.
The MP received a Certificate of Purchase following a declaration by a Kumasi High Court on November 15, 2016.
A writ filed by Endurance Oti Boateng against Noble Dream Microfinance and one Samuel Tuffuor to lay claim to the property was dismissed by the court after the defendant failed to show up in court.
The court, presided over by Justice Samuel Obeng Diawuo on July 19, 2016, further ordered and barred all those claiming ownership of the property through Endurance Oti Boateng from doing so.
“The application is granted and the claim is dismissed and the claimant and all those claiming through him are forbidden from making the claim again,” the court said.
Unsatisfied at the court decision, Endurance Oti Boateng, filed another writ in January 2017 to set aside an order of the High Court for the sale of that residential property situated at Plot No 8, 25th Street Daban, Kumasi.
The plaintiff averred, the order of the High Court for the sale of the property is irregular and the sale ought to be set aside.
The Court, however, dismissed the interpleader. Supervising High Court Judge, Dr. Richmond Osei-Hwere awarded a GHS 1,000 against the applicant.
On February 10, 2017, Ezekiel Owusu Afriyie filed a writ seeking a declaration that the sale of property on Plot No 8, 25th street, Atasamanso at an auction in execution of judgement of Noble Dream Financial Services to Daniel Okyem Aboagye was fraudulent.