By Seun Oladunjoye
The Chairman/Chief Executive Office, Nigerians in Dia-spora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa has berated the action of one Nigerian who allegedly destroyed about seven cars at the Nigerian High Commission in London.
Describing the action of the 32-year old Nigerian, Jeffrey Apkovweta Ewohime, Dabiri-Erewa said it is despicable and condemnable.
In a statement signed by her media aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she said such an attitude was unpatriotic, and an unconscionable act of indiscipline.
A Nigerian, Mr. Ewohime Apkovweta 32, went to the Nigeria Embassy in London today, for some reasons, his passport wasn’t ready, he then caused thousands of pounds worth of damages to diplomatic cars!
Dabiri-Erewa said she received a report that Emohime went to the Nigeria Embassy in London on Monday.
“He had approached the Embassy to collect his passport which expired since November 2017 at about 2:00 p.m and was told the collection of passports closes at 1:00 pm.
“He then insisted on collecting his passport and was told to bring his collection slip which he could not produce.”
Reports from the Embassy further have it that, it would, of course, be wrong to hand over his passport to him, without his collection slip.
Owing to this, the culprit 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 has 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.”
Dabiri-Erewa, therefore, advised Nigerians abroad to exercise restraint and be good ambassadors of Nigeria at all times in all circumstances.