The Nigerian High Commission has debunked claims by Ghana Police Service and media reports that one Evangelist Vandal, 32, whose name was found on the Voter’s Register is a Nigerian.
Vandal and his accomplice, identified as Solomon Kpakpo, were allegedly arrested by the Police.
Mrs Adekunbi Sonaike-Ayodeji, Acting Nigerian High Commissioner, at a news conference in Accra said:“From our investigation, we come to the conclusion that this suspect named Evangelist Vandal is not a Nigerian; we don’t have his name in our database and neither has the Ghana Police Service, provided evidence to validate the claim in the report.”
She said the report published widely was silent on how the conclusion that Vandal was a Nigerian was made.
Mrs Sonaike-Ayodeji said another story claiming that a Deputy Nigerian High Commissioner was involved in a road accident, turned out to be false.
She said there is no iota of doubt about that Ghana-Nigeria relations since 1960, has not only experienced smooth and healthy relations, but has also been largely beneficial in all ramifications to both counties and their citizens.
She said it is therefore in the interest of stronger collaboration that the Nigerian High Commission would like to address, heads-on the issue of criminals who are often paraded as Nigerians without proof to validate this claim by the press.
Mr Moses O. T. Owharo, Executive President of All Nigerians Community urged the Nigerian community in Ghana to abide by the laws of the country, especially by staying off the electoral process.
“We had our election recently which was very peaceful. Ghanaians did not take part in it. It is our responsibility to ensure that Ghana has clean elections by staying away from any temptation to get involved in it,” he said.
Mr Owharo warned that any Nigerian who is involved in the electoral process of Ghana would be handed over to the police for legal action.