Persons involved in demolition of Nigerian Embassy staff quarters in Ghana arrested – Official


Ghanaian police have stated it has arrested persons involved in the demolition of Nigerian Embassy staff quarters in Accra, the Ghanaian capital.

The Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghanaian police in a statement released on Wednesday, which was signed by its Head of Public Affairs, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Juliana Obeng disclosed that two persons have been arrested.

“The Criminal Investigations Department in the course of investigation on Monday 22nd June 2020, arrested two persons involved in the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra. The suspects involved in the act, have been charged with the offences of Conspiracy to Commit Crime to wit; Unlawful Entry and Causing Unlawful Damage contrary to sections 23(1), 152 and 172(1b) respectively of the Criminal and other Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) and will be arraigned before court,” the Police said.

Recall that on Tuesday, June 23, Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, placed a call to President Buhari and apologized over the incident.

Reports have it that, during the call, he also promised to give the matter the required attention and that the police would carry out an investigation.