While Nigerians are still expressing outrage over the demolition of several buildings within the Nigerian Mission Compound in Accra, Ghana, a traditional ruler has warned the Nigerians to stay away from the land.
The Osu Mantse issued a warning to the Nigerian high commission to stay away from the land saying the Nigerians were trespassers.
Several armed men had invaded and demolished the buildings on Saturday promoting reactions from the Nigerian government as well as the public.
The Ghanaian government had issued an apology and promised to take action on the matter.
The land had been ceded to Nigeria in the 1960’s while Olusegun Obasanjo’s government paid 50 million Cedis for the property in a ln agreement with former President Jerry Rawlings.
The Osut Stool however issued a statement on Monday saying it owned the land on which the demolished buildings were built.
The traditional council said it had issued verbal warnings to the Nigerian Mission out of respect before it put buildings on the ground.
A copy of the issued statement read;
As such it is only the Stool that has the mandate to grant leases be it expired or otherwise. Forceful acquisition of these lands by trespassers who hide behind foreign offices and political influence should desist from doing so.