A UK-based Nigerian, Jeffrey Ewohime, has been arrested after destroying vehicles at the Nigerian high commission in London over passport issuance.
The chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, confirmed the arrest yesterday.
In a statement issued on her behalf by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, her media aide, Dabiri-Erewa described Jeffrey’s attitude as unpatriotic.
She said she received a report that Emohime went to the Nigeria high commission in London on Monday to collect his passport which had expired since November 2017.
He was said to have gotten there around 2 pm which was an hour after collection of passports had closed.
“He then insisted on collecting his passport and was told to bring his collection slip which he could not produce,” the statement read.
“According to reports from the high commission, 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, 5 belonging to the mission, and 2 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.”