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Ghana Forcefully Evicts Nigeria High Commission in Accra

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Ghana Forcefully Evicts Nigeria High Commission in Accra

Ghana Forcefully Evicts Nigeria High Commission in Accra

Ghana has forcefully evicted the Nigerian High Commission from its diplomatic property in Accra, the country’s capital city.

The country has also reallocated the property located at No.10 Barnes Road, Accra, to Amaco Microfinance since 26 August, 2019 by Ghana’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources with the consent of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

This was contained in a statement by the Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Michael Olufemi Abikoye, dated 31st December, 2019.

The statement added that a terse letter dated 27th December, 2019, was received from Solicitors acting on behalf of Amaco Microfinance Company Limited, Accra, “giving instructions for the High Commission to vacate its diplomatic property at No.10 Barnes Road, Accra.

“The letter further stressed that; failure to comply within stipulated time will lead to depositing the Mission’s belongings at the nearest Accra police station.”

While giving the latest update on the property, Abikoye said

“as at 31st December, 2019, the property has been broken into

by the company and is being ransacked with the likelihood of

being effectively occupied.”

Ghana Forcefully Evicts Nigeria High Commission in Accra

He, therefore, called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to convey

appropriate response to the Ghanaian leadership as regards the

reallocation and request for vacation of diplomatic property.

The High Commissioner said the letter came following the continuous

violation of the diplomatic property and a formal notification that it

has been reallocated to the Microfinance.

Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims that Nigerian Government

failed to renew the property following expiration thus, “the property

reverted to the state in compliance with Article 258 of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution.”

However, Abikoye expressed surprise that the reallocation was done “

without recourse to the High Commission” despite having requested

severally for “a mutual resolution of the matter, affirming that

Nigerian Government is examining the situation and that an appropriate

directive was being awaited.”

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