Dabiri-Erewa condemns destruction of vehicles at Nigerian Embassy in London over passport delay
Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the attitude of a 32-year old Nigerian, Jeffrey Apkovweta Ewohime, who allegedly destroyed several properties of the Nigeria High Commission in London as despicable and condemnable.
Dabiri-Erewa in a statement made available to ND REPORTERS on Monday by Her Media Aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said that such an attitude was unpatriotic, and an unconscionable act of indiscipline
Dabiri-Erewa said she received a report that Emohime went to the Nigeria Embassy in London on Monday.
She said, “He had approached the Embassy to collect his passport, which expired since Nov 2017 at about 2 p.m and was told collection of passports closes at 1 pm.
“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 belonging to the mission, and 2 to visitors who parked nearby.
“His attempt to destroy the High Commissioner’s car failed as it is a bulletproof
“I am told that he has been arrested by the police.”
Dabiri-Erewa said that the suspect 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.”
Dabiri-Erewa implored Nigerians abroad to exercise restraint and be good ambassadors of Nigeria at all times in all circumstances.