The District Chief Executive for Agogo in the Ashanti region, Francis Oti Boateng has been accused of killing cattle and sharing the meat for people in the town.
One of the affected herdsmen, Alhaji Abdul Karim Grusah said “they are killing the cows and sharing to the people.”
The distraught cattle owner on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Wednesday claimed the DCE under the guise of ‘Operation Cow Leg’ to sack cattle who had been destroying farmlands is rather “stealing his cows and doling them out as gifts”.
In all, Alhaji Grusah said he has lost 15 cows majority of which have been slaughtered and shared to residents t mark the festive season.
He said the officers had gone to the Agogo Township to sack cattle who had been destroying farmlands but was forced to shoot and kill the cattle who suddenly charged on them.
“I have given everything to God. The DCE is a thief; he has stolen my cows but those who have given him the power should continue” he bemoaned.
Alhaji Grusah said they have a court ruling which demarcated the lands for them thus cannot be evicted from the land.
In a rebuttal, President of Agogo Youth Association, Emmanuel Buabeng called the bluff of Alhaji Grusah
He, however, admitted that the cattle were shot at only because the herdsmen refused to keep them off people’s farms.
Emmanuel Buabeng explained that, the Fulani herdsmen with their cattle, destroyed farmlands and taken away from the Agogo indigenes their only source of livelihood.
He added that the police will not allow that to continue.
“The indigenes of Agogo deserve to be given the chance to embark on their farming activities that is the only way they can cater for themselves and their families.
“The cattle have committed a lot of atrocities on my people. 40 people have died as a result and they are still destroying people’s farms.”
Emmanuel Buabeng vowed to ensure all the cattle on their land are removed for indigenes to have their freedom to farm.
Source: Ghana/ Gyasiwaa Agyeman


  1. The farmers deserve more than this.You rear your cattle for your money and you don’t have respect for the crop farmers.The team should have killed all the cattle on the land.The approach to the operation vanguard must be same to the operation cowleg

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