By Hillary Obayangbon, Accra


President Nana Akufo-Addo

The Deputy Head of Mission, Ghana High Commission to Nigeria Ms Iva Denoo in a recent visit to Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has assured Nigerians living in Ghana of maximum security.

She gave this assurance in an audience with the Secretary of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Dr. Sule Yakubu  ,Bassi,who represented the Chairman of the commission , Hon Abike Dabiri while speaking on the recent demolition   at the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana and described incident as rather an unfortunate and regrettable incident.

The Head of Mission to Nigeria said that what went on was very sad and it was never the intention of their Government that such an ugly situation should ever happen “Ghana cherishes the cordial relationship that they are enjoying with the Nigerian Government and they have so much to gain than to lose from Nigerians in Ghana”, she stressed.

Ms Denoo said that they also have a Diaspora Department in her country and hope that the two countries can come together and work out something that will be beneficial to them.

The Secretary to the Commission Engr. Dr. Sule Yakubu Bassi  thanked the Ghana Deputy Head of Mission for her visit and urged her to ensure that Nigerians in Ghana are secure and safe because the two Countries have a lot in common and should not be compromised. They are the shining stars in the sub-region and the Continent as a whole, he noted

Two suspects arrested

Meanwhile, two persons have been arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service in relation to the demolition of a building on the premises of the Nigeria High Commissioner in Accra.

The two, according to a press release issued by the CID 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.”

They have been charged with conspiracy to Commit Crime to wit; Unlawful Entry and Causing Unlawful Damage.

A building under construction which is said to belong to the Nigeria High Commission in Accra was reported to have been demolished by some armed men on Saturday, June 20, 2020.