Diaspora Commission condemns destruction of vehicles at Nigerian Embassy in London

By Ekene Okafor

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Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has described the attitude of a 32-year old, Jeffrey Apkovweta Ewohime, who destroyed several properties of the Nigerian embassy in London, as despicable and condemnable.

The Chairman/CEO, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa said in a statement that such an attitude was “unpatriotic and an unconscionable act of indiscipline”.

The Chairman/CEO, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Dabiri-Erewa said she received a report that Emohime went to the Nigeria Embassy in London on Monday.

‘Angered by delay’
Emohime had approached the Embassy to collect his passport which expired since November, 2017 at about 2pm and was told collection of passports closes at 1pm.

He then insisted on collecting his passport and was told to bring his collection slip which he could not produce.

According to reports from the Embassy, it would of course be wrong to hand over his passport to him, without his collection slip.

He, thereafter, left agitated and returned from a nearby hotel to destroy about seven cars, five belonging to the mission and two of visitors who parked nearby.

His attempt to destroy the High Commissioner’s car failed as it is bullet proof.

According to The Chairman/CEO, NIDCOM, “I am told that he has been arrested by the police. The law must take its course”.

Dabiri-Erewa implored Nigerians abroad to exercise restraint and be good ambassadors of Nigeria at all times in all circumstances.

 

Sammie Idika