Some residents of Wonder World Estates, Avenue Lincoln near the British High Commission at Ridge in Accra are complaining about two tigers owned by a businessman, Nana Kwame Bediako aka Cheddar.
They expressed their worry in a report made by Daily Guide.
The residents said they are not safe due to the presence of the tigers in the community.
Though they have lodged complaints to the management of the facilities, nothing positive has come out.
“The animals stink. Those animals are held inside an apartment where there is no access to proper fresh air. As soon as the door is open, you sniff a strong unpleasant smell emanating from them,” one resident said.
Another resident also said, “They are opened early in the morning and then sent inside around 10am. They pee and poo on the floor. They also make noise which disturbs our sleep.”
“There are no tranquilisers nor any proper training. In the event of any unfortunate incident, no one knows what would happen to us,” lamented another.
The tigers, according to the residents have been there since November 2021.
“It doesn’t make any sense to have wild animals, tigers for the matter, in an estate in the heart of the city where there is just less than a meter between the houses and also without any proper training and care [for them],” they bemoaned.
The residents claimed the owner built a structure for them right by the side of their apartment when they complained.
“When we saw them building [the structure], we asked them which institution gave the authorisation for them to put up such structure for the animals in a residential area.
“They told us they did not owe us any explanation and so will not provide any such authorisation to us. Even if they had any such authorisation, it only belonged to them,” they alleged.
They also claimed that one of the tigers nearly attacked one of the residents who run for his life.