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Ghana condemn demolition of Nigerian High Commission



The Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has condemned the demolition of a building owned by the Nigerian High Commission to Ghana.
The ministry apologised to Nigeria over the demolition of the building housing high commission  staff  on Friday night.
In a press statement dated June, 20, 2020, the ministry promised to bring perpetrators to book, noting that the act was in breach of the Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations.
The statement read in part, “It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration that unidentified individuals had allegedly breached the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra and demolished its property under construction around 10.30am, on Friday June 19, 2020.
“The ministry views, with concern,this development which is a breach of the Vienna Covention of Diplomatic Relations VCDR(1961).
“Accordingly, investigations are ongoing to unravel the facts of the matter and bring the perpetrators to book. Meanwhile, the government of Ghana has beefed up security at the said facility and the situation is under control.
“while expressing regrets over the incident, the ministry wishes to assure the diplomatic community in Ghana and the Nigerian High Commission that Ghana remains a law-abiding country that upholds the principle of the rule of law.”

Recall that the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had earlier condemned the demolition, in what he called as an attack on the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana and called for appropriate measures to be taken by the Ghanian Government.