The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned the alleged destruction of properties of the Nigerian High Commission in London by Mr. Jeffrey Akpovweta Ewohime, a 32 year old Nigerian.
According to a statement signed by the Acting Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr Friday Akpan on Tuesday in Abuja, the Ministry strongly condemned the action and described it as despicable and unwarranted. It urged Nigerians abroad to be of good behavior on the grounds of the Mission
The statement reads :”The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to media reports on the alleged destruction of property at the Nigerian High Commission in London, United Kingdom by a Nigerian citizen and views the action as despicable, unwarranted and condemnable.
“The 32 year old Nigerian, Mr. Jeffrey Akpovweta Ewohime was in the High Commission on June 17th, 2019 to collect his international passport after the closure of the Passport Section. He insisted on collecting his passport but failed to provide the collection slip required.
“Mr. Ewohime left the High Commission agitated. He, however, returned later and damaged five cars belonging to the High Commission and two cars belonging to visitors to the High Commission.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns Mr. Ewohime’s behaviour and urges all Nigerians abroad to exercise restraint and be of good behaviour on the grounds of our Missions.
“The Ministry wishes to reassure Nigerians of the commitment of our Missions to providing services efficiently to our citizens.