The Nigerian government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has reacted to the report of forceful eviction of Nigeria High Commission in Accra, Ghana.
The High Commission was neither evicted from its chancery nor its residence but from one of its official quarters in Accra, according to the ministry.
And the property sited on 10, Barnes Road, Accra, Ghana, is one of the official quarters of the High Commission.
The Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana, Michael Olufemi Abikoye, had in a statement dated 31st December, 2019 alleged a forceful eviction by Ghana authorities.
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.”
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.”