A senior security official who allegedly solicited sex from a woman before renewing her passport has been suspended by the Nigerian Embassy in Germany.
In a viral video, the official identified as “Mr Martin” was caught with his pants off in a hotel room after he had allegedly asked the unnamed lady to have sex with him before he could release the passport.
The voice behind the camera accused Martin of several unwanton sexual encounters he had in the past in exchange for delivering his official duty.
A few hours after the video surfaced online on Tuesday, November 13, the embassy announced the suspension of the official who works as local staff in the security unit “with immediate effect.”
The Nigeria’s Ambassador in Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, who confirmed the suspension in a statement, disclosed that the official had been in connection with allegations of sexual abuse and other serious criminal activity in return for official services.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse of office and especially of sexual misconduct. Our full resources are being deployed to investigate a very serious incident and any other abuses that this inquiry may reveal.
The investigation is taking place with all the urgency and diligence that this very serious situation demands.
When due process is complete, any guilty party can expect to face the full weight of the law. Our heartfelt sympathies are with any innocent victims of abuse,” he said.