Security has been heightened at the Italian embassy in Accra after a frustrated Ghanaian applicant with a gas cylinder and lighter threatened to blow up the embassy following a misunderstanding with the embassy officials.
The development saw the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) of the Ghana Police Service acted swiftly, bundling him away before he could actualize his threat.
Superintendent Raymond Aggrey Fynn, Head of the Counter Terrorism Unit who led a team to arrest the man, along with his family including his wife, son and brother, told Graphic Online that the suspect had earlier in the morning been reported to have hurled stones into the Embassy amidst threats to blow it up.
“We understand he had a misunderstanding with the Embassy officials. When we came here earlier after the stone-throwing reports, he had left, only for him to return with gas and fire to attempt to carry out his threat”, he told revealed to the media.
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Eye witnesses say the man had complained repeatedly of the Embassy’s refusal to return his documents, including birth and marriage certificates of his wife who had been refused the visa. Their young son, however, had been granted the visa.