President Akufo-Addo apologized to Nigerian President, Mohammadu Bukhari for the demolition of an on-going building at the residence of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.
Last Saturday a Ghanaian businessman who claimed earlier with some land documents that the parcel of land on which Nigerian High Commission was building belonged to him demolished the on-going building with a bulldozer and some armed men.
This follows increasing tensions when the Nigerian community sharply criticized Ghana for the move, which according to some provoked a tough diplomatic struggle.
A building that was nearing completion on the grounds at the High Commission was pull down by a bulldozer on June 19 by armed men. Following a cross-section incident involving the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, the National Association of Nigerian Traders demanded immediate action in protest to ameliorate their plight, especially the said demolished building.
In a tweet, a statement by the Nigerian presidency revealed that President Akufo-Addo apologized for the incident by telephone.
“Pres Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana today spoke with Pres Buhari, expressing his sincere apology for the demolition of a building on the premises of Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana. In a telephone call, the Ghanaian leader told President Buhari that he has directed a 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.
In a telephone call, the Ghanaian leader 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.
1:01 PM – Jun 23, 2020
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Meanwhile, the head of Paramount in the Osu Traditional Area, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, said the Nigerian High Commission had violated the law of property owned by Osu. In a press release dated June 21, he stressed that the said stretch of land does not belong to the state but Osu Traditional Area.