Nigeria High Commission demolition in Ghana, criminal, unacceptable – FG reacts

The Nigerian government has reacted to the demolition of her High Commission in Ghana describing it as criminal and unacceptable.

Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, the country Minister of Foreign Affairs, in a tweet on Sunday morning, condemned the act and described it as a criminal act.

He also demanded the Ghana authority to find those that demolished Nigerian High Commission and ensure they face the law.

Onyeama equally tasked the Ghana authority to ensure, Nigerians in their country are properly protected.

”We strongly condemn two outrageous criminal attacks in Accra, Ghana, on a residential building in our diplomatic premises by unknown persons in which a bulldozer was used to demolish the building, Onyeama tweeted.

“We are engaging the Ghanaian Government and demand urgent action to find the perpetrators and provide adequate protection for Nigerians and their property in Ghana” he added.

Earlier, WAR reported how armed men stormed the Nigerian High Commission at Accra, the capital city of Ghana on Friday and demolished some of the houses meant for staff and visitors.

WAR learned that a Ghanaian businessman had accused the commission of encroaching on his land.

Angry with the development, he visited the Commission last week and presented documents showing he is the genuine owner of the land where the commission building is standing.

As if that was not enough, the man mobilized some armed men, evaded the Commission on Friday, and demolished some buildings with Ghana security men supervising the exercise.

Although the commission officials contacted the Ghana police to stop the demolition, WAR learned nothing was done while the building has since been pulled down.

This is even as Mr. Ferdinand Nwonye, the ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson in a statement on Friday denied any diplomatic qualms between Ghana and Nigeria.

He disclosed that the Commission lease on property situated at No.10 Barnes Road, Accra, has expired; while there is a plan to renew it to continue their stay.

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