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Nigerian destroys seven vehicles at high commission in London - PUNCH

JUNE 18, 2019

BY  Adelani Adepegba, Abuja

A Nigerian identified as Jeffrey  Ewohime has allegedly destroyed seven cars and property at the Nigerian High Commission in London over the delay in releasing his passport to him by officials.

He was said to have also attempted to destroy the High Commissioner’s car but could not because it was a bulletproof vehicle.

Ewohime was subsequently arrested by the police.

The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described the action of the 32-year old as condemnable.

In a statement on Monday, Dabiri-Erewa said that such an attitude “was unpatriotic and an unconscionable act of indiscipline.”

She said, “Emohime went to the Nigeria embassy in London on Monday. He had approached the embassy to collect his passport which expired since November 2017 around 2pm and was told that passport collection closes at 1pm.

“He 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 to visitors who parked nearby.”

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

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