The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has disclosed that some two persons have been arrested in connection with the demolishing of the Nigeria High Commission in Accra.
The Police in a release said the two were arrested on Monday, June 22, 2020.
“The Criminal Investigations Department in the course of investigation on Monday 22nd June 2020, arrested two persons involved in the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigerian High Commission in Accra.”
The two are facing charges of conspiracy to Commit Crime to wit; Unlawful Entry and Causing Unlawful Damage.
They are set to be arraigned but the statement did not specify a date.
The CID further urged the general public to remain calm and continue to assist the Police with timely and factual information.
Armed men stormed the Nigerian High Commissioner’ residence in Accra last week, with bulldozers demolishing a block of uncompleted apartments on the property on Friday night.
The building was being constructed to house staff and visiting diplomats to the High Commission.
Ghana’s Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration ministry said it “has beefed up security at the said facility and the situation is under control.”
Charles Owiredu, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration says the issues surrounding the demolishing of the Nigerian High Commission will be solved within the next 48 hours.