Ghana pledges to bring culprits who demolished Nigerian High Commission building to book (Read statement)

Ghana pledges to bring culprits who demolished Nigerian High Commission building to book (Read statement)

The Ghanaian government has ordered a probe into the alleged demolition of a building owned by the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana. Further, it has revealed its determination to ensure that the perpetrators are made to face justice.

This was disclosed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in Ghana.

Equally important, the development was revealed in a statement issued by the Ministry; a copy of which was sighted by 1st News.

1st News had reported yesterday that the Federal Government has condemned the attacks. Specifically, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, on Sunday, June 21, decried the two attacks on the residential buildings; describing the incident in Accra as criminal and outrageous.

Further, he had demanded urgent action from the Ghanaian authorities. Onyeama made this known via his verified Twitter handle @GeoffreyOnyeama.

1st News gathered that the attack on the Nigerian High Commission’s quarters in Accra happened in the early hours of June 20.

Subsequently, the Ghanaian ministry has revealed that it had sanctioned investigations into the incident; which saw a property under construction belonging to the Nigeria High Commission destroyed in Ghana.

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‘‘It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration that unidentified individuals had allegedly breached the premises of the Nigeria High Commission in Accra and demolished its property under construction around 10:30pm on Friday, 19th June, 2020.

‘‘The Ministry views, with concern, this development which is a breach of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (VCDR, 1961).”

Equally important, the Ministry assured that investigations are ongoing to unravel the facts of the matter and bring the perpetrators to book. Further, it revealed that the government of Ghana has beefed up security at the said facility; even as it noted that the situation is under control.

 

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