The Chairperson, Nigerians In the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned the attitude of a 32-year old Nigerian, Jeffrey Apkovweta Ewohime, who allegedly destroyed properties of the Nigerian embassy in London.
The NIDCOM boss said she received a report that Ewohime went to the Nigeria Embassy in London on Monday.
She said, ”He had approached the embassy to collect his passport which expired since November 2017 at about 2 p.m. and was told collection of passports would close at 1 p.m.
”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.
She explained that Emohime thereafter left, agitated and returned from a nearby hotel to destroy about seven cars, five belonging to the mission, and two to visitors who parked nearby.
”His attempt to destroy the High Commissioner’s car failed as it is bulletproof.
“I am told that he had been arrested by the police.
”He destroyed seven brand new cars, except the Ambassador’s car which is bulletproof.”
This is a despicable act, which must be condemned by all. Of course, the law must take its course,” she said.
Dabiri-Erewa implored Nigerians abroad to exercise restraint and be good ambassadors of Nigeria at all times and in all circumstances.