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Police arrests Man who Vandalised Cars at Nigerian High Commission in London

BellaNaija.com

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A Nigerian man has been arrested in London for allegedly destroying official cars at the Nigerian High Commission.

The man, identified as Jeffrey Ewohime, was at the High Commission to collect his international passport, which had expired since November 2017.

A statement by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), said that the man got to the venue at 2pm, one hour after the official collection time had passed and was denied entry.

The statement added that Ewohime also did not have his collection slip, a requirement for collection of the document.

The statement continued: “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 a bullet proof. I am told that he has been arrested by the police.”

“He destroyed seven brand new cars , except the ambassador’s car which is bullet proof. This is a despicable act, which must be condemned by all. Of course, the law must take its course.”

An incident report from the High Commission to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) said that Ewohime arrived at 1.30pm, and after he was denied entry, went to a nearby hotel and picked up crates of bottled water, using them to destroy the cars.

The Nigerian Immigration Service also released a statement, saying Ewohime’s passport had been issued since June 6th, 2019.

4 Comments

  1. Fyfi Salty

    June 18, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I thought they said he didnt have his collection slip? Collection closed at what time exactly? Although vandalism is unacceptable, the man has probably spoken the minds of many Nigerians in diaspora who are daily frustrated with Nigeria house..Weldone Bella9ja for covering his details….Nigeria house released his information without considering GDPR…thats wrong!

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    • Ileola

      June 18, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      I do not agree with his actions and do not condone it, but I can surely understand it. It takes the grace of God to go in the that embassy and come out without serious trauma. The treatment by the staff of that high commission is atrocious. The yoruba word girl it is “Amuniseolorun”. I speak from recent personal experience. Interesting to see Abike Dabiri tweet so soon after. I have never ever seem her tweet about the obnoxiousness of the staff there – beginning with the man at the door!

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  2. by_stander

    June 18, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    The guy obviously didn’t think that one through, being in the UK all the cars are very likely insured. The insurance companies will pay for the damage, and depending on the insurance arrangement, they would have replacement cars while any work is ongoing, and there is still London Transportation System that is working effectively.

    owning a car in the UK is not do or die like owning a car in Nigeria….lol

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  3. Ada

    June 18, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Heyah. I’ve heard of horror stories from there. Below zero customer service, but still for him to react that way is serious “village people” thingz o. God help him…

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