... On Church Land
The Township Commissioner of Schiefflin in Margibi County has stopped all illegal constructions on a 10-acre of land owned by the First Assembly of God Church in the Duazon Community.
In his communication, Commissioner Joseph Y. Gibson told the concerned individuals that a complaint has been filed against them for reportedly encroaching on the land belonging to the AG Church.
He told them to halt all activities on the land pending investigation into the matter.
It can be recalled that Margibi County Representative Roland O. Cooper, chiefs and elders of Duazon were recently accused of illegally selling the AG Church land in the area.
The AG Church is said to have constructed a Church, school, toilets and other facilities on the land in Duazon.
In reaction, Representative Cooper rubbished the allegation, saying he is not involved in any illegal sale of land in Duazon.
However, Rep. Cooper said the AG Church illegally bought the land from a single individual and not the citizens of Duazon.
He said as a representative of the people of Duazon, he will not allow anyone to take what belongs to them, intimating that the AG Church is using a deputy minister from the Ministry of Justice to intimidate his people.