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Two appear in court over property demolition at Nigeria High Commission

Plato1 06/24/2020

24/06/2020 By; Plato1

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Two persons who were arrested by the Ghana police service in connection with the demolition of a property at the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana appeared in court today. 

According to DSP Juliana Obeng, the Public Relations Officer of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, the identities of the two persons cannot be revealed due to some reasons.

She disclosed on Angel FM’s 6:00 PM news Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

DSP Obeng couldn’t also reveal what transpired in court. 

She said the two have been charged with three counts, which are conspiracy to commit crime, unlawful entry and causing unlawful entry. 

According to a statement signed by DSP Obeng on Monday, “the CID in the course of investigations on Monday 22nd June 2020 arrested two persons involved in the demolition of one building on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra”.

These charges fall under the Criminal and Other Offences Act.  

Some armed men stormed the premises of the Nigerian High Commission on Friday with bulldozers to destroy a property on a land which according to them [armed men] belongs to the indigenes of Osu. 

According to the men, Ghana government and the Nigeria High Commission failed to consult the “true owners” of the land, Osu chiefs, before erecting a structure on it, which caused them to invade and destroy the building on it.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s President, Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has officially apologised to Nigeria President, Mahamudu Buhari over the condemnable incident that happened at the High Commission. 

Watch this space for updates. 

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Source: opera.com
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