By Adetokunbo Fakeye
Passport of the culprit. (Image by Sahara Reporters)
London - A viral video of smashed cars at the Nigeria High Commission in London has been discovered to be an old video of an incident that happened in 2019.
Investigation by ProwlingEagles revealed the video was recorded in 2019 when a man, who was later identified as Jeffrey Akpovweta Ewohime, 32, arrived the Nigerian High Commission for his passport on Monday, June 17, 2019 at about 2pm, was told to produce his collection slip as a pre-condition for being handed his passport, stormed a nearby hotel in a fit of rage and returned to the embassy to shatter the windshields of seven gleaming cars.
The Executive Chairman of The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in her reaction account to the ugly incident then on her official twitter wrote: "Apkovweta had approached the High Commission to collect his passport at 2pm but was told the collection of passports closed at 1pm. He, however, insisted on collecting the passport and the officials requested his collection slip which he could not produce.
"He left agitated and returned from a nearby hotel to destroy about seven cars, some belonging to the mission, and some to guests who parked nearby".
She added, "his attempt to destroy the High Commissioner’s car failed because the car was bulletproof".
The Commission also tweeted a video of the damaged vehicles and it was retweeted on the verified handle of Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Commission.
The Nigeria High Commission London is currently undergoing refurbishment and facelift as could be seen in the photographs attached to the story.
A senior official of the Commission who spoke with ProwlingEagles assured Nigerians home and abroad that there is no cause for alarm.
"The staffs of the Mission are more than before equipped to provide improved and better service delivery.
"It is obvious that some people are hell-bent on causing discord among peace loving Nigerians, home and abroad or how could someone be spreading video of 2017 incident in 2023?, the senior official asked.
Nigeria House, London, undergoing refurbishing.