The Embassy of Lebanon in Accra has called on Ghanaian law enforcement bodies to arrest the Lebanese caught on tape threatening to slit the throat of a Ghanaian.
The bearded man captured in the viral video wielding a sword from a sheath was heard screaming: “come out, come out. I will cut your neck” as a group of Ghanaian men tried to calm him in the heat of the melee at the Osu Oxford Street.
The Lebanese embassy has condemned the act, calling on the police to investigate and “to take appropriate measures against the offender.”
“We reject all forms of violence and intimidation, as well as anyone who does not treat the people of the host country with respect and in accordance with applicable laws,” the embassy posted on Facebook.
Speaking on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Wednesday, Iddrisu Yusif, the Ghanaian who had the confrontation with the Lebanese said the latter parked at the spot where he sells shoes and after an hour he asked him to move his vehicle, which resulted in the unprovoked attack.
“I didn’t do anything wrong to him… I’m not feeling good at all, and I don’t know why. I don’t know what is happening to me.”
Yusif said he has reported the case to the police.