The Ghanaian government has promised on their honor to reconstruct the building demolished at the Nigerian high commission in Accra.
Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Wednesday said perpetrators of the act would be punished within the ambits of the law.
Botchwey said an investigative committee was set up to probe the incident, adding that the commission will be issued a title deed for the land.
“The high commission of Nigeria further presented receipts of payment of the said land made by bankers draft. However, land title certificate had not been issued to the high commission,” Botchway said.
“The lands commission advised the high commission of Nigeria to provide relevant document on ownership of the land but the former did not respond to the letter.
“Based on the silence of the high commission of Nigeria, the lands commission went ahead to issue a Land title certificate covering the said parcel of land to a 3rd party.
“The government of Ghana will ensure that the demolished building is restored to its original state as soon as possible.”
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo also called President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize for the incident, while two suspects have been arrested over the demolition.
President Buhari of Nigeria had told the world that his country will not engage Ghana on ‘street fight’ or the ‘Bole kaja’ quarrel as used in Nigerian language but that he has the assurance of his Ghanaian counterpart to settle the matter.
Some hoodlums Patmos Media Line had reported took bulldozers to the site at about 10:30pm of June 19 to demolish the buildings but a ministerial visitation to the site on Monday had expressed embarrassment to the nation of Ghana for the act stating it was a breach of international relations.
A Ghanaian Monarch had accused the Nigerian high commission of trespassing on the land which he said belongs to his people.