Nigerian high commission staff quarters in Ghana demolishes by armed men

The Nigerian high commission in Accra, Ghana, Friday, reportedly invaded by armed men destroying some apartments under construction.

The affected buildings were reportedly being constructed to house staff and visitors.

The said land owned by a Ghanaian businessman who accused the Nigeria high commission of encroaching on his land, he visited the place last week, presenting evidence that he is the real owner of the land.

It was learnt that, he returned to the site on Friday in the company of armed men who supervised the demolition of the Nigeria high commission buildings.

Officials of the commission reportedly contacted the police, but efforts were not made to prevent the demolition.

The Nigerian and Ghanaian authorities are yet to react to the issue which comes five months after the ministry of foreign affairs denied reports that the Nigerian commission in Ghana had been evicted in Accra.

In a statement, Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesperson of the ministry, had said there was no “diplomatic row between Nigeria and the Republic of Ghana”.

Nwonye had said though the lease of the property on No.10 Barnes Road, Accra, has expired, the high commission was exploring the possibility of renewing the lease agreement with the host authorities.