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Police arrests 2 persons over demolition of Nigerian High Commission staff quarters in Ghana

June 25, 2020 By 0 Comments

The Police command in Ghana said it has arrested two persons in connection with the demolition of the staff quarters of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, the Ghana capital.

Daily Post had reported that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama had condemned the incident, demanding that urgent action be made by the Ghanaian government to find the perpetrators.

However, a statement released by the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, of the Ghanaian police and signed by its Head of Public Affairs, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Juliana Obeng, on Wednesday 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 Statement read.

Also, Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo, placed a call to President Buhari apologizing for the incident.

He equally promised that the police will carry out an investigation and bring the perpetrators of the crime to Justice.

Credit: dailypost.ng



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