Nigeria Commission Demolition: Ghana authority arrest two persons

Nigeria Commission Demolition: Ghana authority arrest two persons

Following the demolition of Nigeria High Commission in Accra, Ghana, no fewer than two persons have been arrested and charged to court over the development.

This was contained in a press release from the Criminal Investigation Department in the country.

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.

Although the 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.

But, iBrandTV gathered that the suspects were being charged with conspiracy to commit crime, namely: unlawful entry and causing unlawful damage contrary to the Criminal and other Offences Act 1960.

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

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Meanwhile, the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo had formally apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari in a telephone call over the incident.

Akufo-Addo also promised to conduct 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.

A source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said 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.

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