Rastafarian says he got CIP money for losses suffered at the hands of police

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The head of the Nyahbinghi House of Big Creek, King Osagyefo said the money he received from the coffers of the Citizenship by Investment Fund was for damage to his property, and he has no reason to hide this from the public.
Osagyefo, also known as Foster Mack, received $5,400 in November 2016, according to the recently released CIP six-month report.
According to him, the police – without justification — burned a small wooden house, tools, equipment and several areas of his property in the hills during a raid on a marijuana farm nearby, about two years ago.
“They come up in my place after they found the grass on the other side, and they burn everything. I can’t even remember all that they burn but I have that information and I went to them to ask for my things. Up to now I can’t get back my pump, though,” he told OBSERVER media.
He said the crop they found did not belong to him and lawmen had no right to burn anything on his land regardless of who had planted the banned herb.
The Rastafarian, who admitted to growing and using marijuana, said he had to fight for over a year for the money to rebuild.
He said when he got no answers from the police, he took his complaint directly to Prime Minister Gaston Browne and the matter was discussed in Cabinet.
Osagyefo said he submitted an inventory of what was destroyed and he was paid based on what he submitted.
A police source confirmed that the incident had occurred and said the officers who conducted the raid were called upon to explain what had happened.

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