Ghana arrests two people over demolition of Nigerian building

Ghana arrests two people over demolition of Nigerian building

- Authorities in Ghana have arrested two people over the demolition of buildings inside Nigerian high commission

- The two suspected criminals will be charged with conspiracy to commit crime

- According to the authorities, they were arrested on Monday, June 22

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As Nigerians continue to seethe over the demolition of a building in the country's high commission building in Accra, the capital of Ghana, authorities in the West Africa country have revealed that two persons connected to the sad incident have been arrested and charged accordingly.

The suspects are being charged with conspiracy to commit crime, namely: unlawful entry and causing unlawful damage contrary to the Criminal and other Offences Act 1960.

This was disclosed in a press release from the Criminal Investigation Department in that country, Channels TV reports.

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Two arrested over demolition of Nigerian building in Ghana

Authorities in Ghana have arrested two people over the demolition of buildings inside Nigerian high commission. Credit: The Cable.
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The suspects were arrested on Monday, June 22 and will be arraigned before a court of law.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that in what will be a shock to many Nigerians home and abroad, a Ghanian businessman has supervised the demolition of some apartments in the Nigerian high commission in Accra, Ghana.

The business who invaded the high commission with armed men had accused the commission of encroaching on his land.

Some of the apartments destroyed were reportedly being constructed to house staff and visitors.

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

In another news report, 50 Nigerians stranded in Pakistan have arrived in Abuja on Friday, June 19, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has said.

The commission made the disclosure via its Twitter page @nidcom_gov on Friday, saying all evacuees are now on compulsory 14 days self-isolation.

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According to NIDCOM, the compulsory self-isolation is being observed according to the new protocol by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Also, Nigerian evacuees from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates have arrived in Abuja as the federal government intensifies efforts to bring back stranded nationals amid COVID-19.

The disclosure was made by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

As the deadly coronavirus cases increase globally, Nigerians abroad have been indicating interest to return to the country and the federal government has been responding to their request.

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