Poultry farmer in court for noxious trade in residential area

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The Tema District Court Community Centre, has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Christian Sorgbordzor manager of the Larry City Farm and for operating noxious trade in a residential area.

CourtThe court presided over by Mr. Festu Fovi Nukunu issued a bench warrant after Sorgbordzor manager of the Larry City Farm failed to appear before it on April 21, 2022, to answer charges of conducting business in a residential area that was not set aside for that purpose.

The accused is also being charged for allowing a poultry farm to emanate offensive odour on trade premises, which is injurious to health; failure to obtain a sanitation report and permit, and failure to comply with a statutory notice served on them to abate the nuisance.

The case has been adjourned to April 26, 2022, for the accused to reappear before the court.

Prosecution Issah Al- Hassan said Christian Sorgbordzor is the manager of the Larry City Farm which operates a poultry farm at Solomon City, Adjei Kojo in the Tema West Municipality.

The fact of the case is that, on January 4, 2022, a team of environmental health officers in response to a complaint lodged against the accused commenced an assessment.

According to the prosecution, it was detected that the accused engaged in noxious trade in a residential area; thus, the keeping and rearing of fowls for commercial purposes in a residential area, causing excessive noise and disturbances to the neighbouring or adjoining premises.

The Prosecutor said the poultry farm was emitting obnoxious odour in the neighborhood, which was in such a state as to be injurious to health and failure to obtain a sustainability health report and sanitation permit.

Mr. Al- Hassan said non-compliance with the directive of a statutory notice served and the accused person admitted the nuisance and statutory notice was served but failed to comply.

The accused verbally assaulted the investigators and threatened them after the summons was served on April 12, 2022.

By Priscilla Nimako, GNA

1 COMMENT

  1. Since when has poultry farm scents injured people? When people are envious of others, they use people in authority to find faults using Big English field terms to confuse the rest of us.
    For all you know, there maybe churches and other trades in the vicinity but because of envy and hatred, they will direct all their attacks on a victim and make sure he bears the wrath of the court

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