Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo has called President Muhammadu Buhari to express his sincere apology for demolition of a building on the premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.
This was disclosed by the Federal Government via its Twitter handle on Tuesday.
According to the statement issued by the government, the Ghanaian leader, in a telephone conversation, told President Buhari that he has directed full investigation into the incident.
Earlier in the day, it further emerged that some suspects had been arrested, and will be arraigned in court.
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GHANAIAN PRESIDENT TENDERS APOLOGY FOR DEMOLITION, ORDERS INVESTIGATION
Pres Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana today spoke with Pres Buhari, expressing his sincere apology for demolition of a building on the premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) June 23, 2020
Nairametrics had reported that Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Ghana chapter, had provided details of the attacks on Nigerian residential buildings in Ghana.
In a telephone interview with NAN, Vice-President of NIDO-Ghana, Mr Kingsley Attoe, stated that unknown armed men stormed the Nigerian High Commissioner’s residence in Accra, Ghana, with bulldozers and demolished four units of the nearly completed four-bedroom block of flats, on the property on the night of Friday, June 19.
At about 10 pm on June 19, the men entered the premises and ordered the Charge D’ Affairs to leave or be bulldozed. She left after calling the police headquarters, which was just a few meters away. Though there was no record of injury, the security operatives were harassed.
According to Attoe, the demolished buildings which were still under construction were meant to house staff and visiting diplomats to the High Commission upon completion.