The Chairman, Nigerians In the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned the attitude of a 32-year old Nigerian identified as Jeffery Ewohime who destroyed properties, mainly cars, at the Nigerian high commission in London.
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa, in a statement by her media aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said such an attitude was unpatriotic and an act of indiscipline.
The NIDCOM boss said she received a report that Mr Ewohime went to the Nigeria high commission in London on Monday
”He had approached the high commission 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,” she said.
According to reports from the high commission, it would, of course, be wrong to hand over his passport to him without his collection slip.
She said 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.
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa implored Nigerians abroad to exercise restraint and be good ambassadors of Nigeria at all times in all circumstances.