A military officer was fatally shot, and two others narrowly escaped death on Tuesday, April 30, during a land dispute in Millennium City, Kasoa, Central region of Ghana.

The confrontation arose when the deceased and his colleagues confronted individuals working on land they claim ownership of.

Efforts to resolve the dispute at the Millennium City District Police Command were unsuccessful.

According to Winnebo Ndego, who facilitated the land transaction, the military officers had purchased the land but faced resistance led by an individual named Fiifi whenever they tried to develop it.

Despite previous reports to the police, the issue remained unresolved.

When they encountered the occupants on the disputed land, the military officers urged them to stop their activities and go to the police station for mediation. However, the disagreement persisted.

As they returned to the police station to pursue their complaint, they were informed that their case had been forwarded to the Central East Regional Police Command.

While on their way to the regional command, they were reportedly ordered by Benlord Ababio, also known as Nana Ben, a sub-chief, to stop pursuing the case. When they refused, he allegedly opened fire on their vehicle, a private Toyota RAV4 car with registration number GR 3591-24, resulting in the death of one soldier.

Kofi Asmah, the owner of the construction company involved, expressed concerns about alleged collusion between some police officers and land guards, suggesting broader corruption within local law enforcement.