Two Ghanaian arrested over Nigerian high commission building demolition

Two Ghanaian citizens who demolished the Nigerian high commission building in Accra, Ghana has been arrested following the investigation carried out by the Criminal Investigation Department(CID) in the country.

Meanwhile, the crime suspects have been charged with conspiracy according to unlawful entry and causing unlawful damage contrary to the Criminal and other Offences Act 1960.

The statement noted that the suspects were arrested on Monday, June 22, and will be arraigned before a court of law.

Although, Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo has apologized to President Muhammadu Buhari in a telephone call over the incident, promising a full investigation into the matter.

The Ghana leader assured President Buhari that he has directed a full investigation into the matter, assuring that justice will be served.

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It will be recalled that a businessman who claimed ownership of the land housing the Nigerian mission reportedly moved with security personnel to demolish some portion of the staff quarters.

This demolition took place on Friday, the man was said to have shown up the previous week with some pieces of evidence to support his claim and began to knock down the fence surrounding the building.

According to a source, told the Ministry of Foreign Affair, that the action of the man was not opposed, adding that the Nigerian High Commission petitioned the Ghanaian Government about it, but there was no response.

However, many Nigerians including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila have condemned the act, calls for proper investigation into the matter that leads to this incident.

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