National Security Pull Down Legon “Toll Booth” Again

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Demolished toll booth

Information gathered by 233livenews indicates that a structure erected by the University of Ghana at its Okponglo entrance, purported to be a security observation point, has been demolished by the National Security.
According to our sources, the demolition exercise took place on Tuesday night. Although it could not be readily ascertained the reason behind the demolishing or the exact number of personnel who undertook the exercise, we understand the process took only few minutes and was quite discrete.
On 17th February 2014, a group of armed personnel together with a bulldozer operator, led by the then National Security coordinator Lt. Col. Larry Gbevlo Lartey, demolished a toll booth erected by the University, having described it as a public nuisance.
The situation led to a rather protracted fracas between government, the national security, ministries of education and roads and highways.
While the University of Ghana has insisted it has the legal right to erect such a structure on its property for which it begun reconstruction few months afterwards, the National security maintained that the structure posed some inconvenience to motorist using the Accra-Aburi road.
Following a meeting held between University authorities and the National Security Secretariat last week, it was concluded that the University halted the reconstruction and provided an impact assessment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before it could go ahead with the reconstruction of the security post.

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