A senior security staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Germany has been suspended after being caught in a viral video allegedly soliciting sex from a woman before renewing her passport.
The official In the video, whose name was given as “Mr Martin” was caught pants down in a hotel room after he had allegedly asked the unnamed lady to have sex with him before he could release the passport.
“Let me explain, please. Please, it is not like that,” a shocked Mr Martin said on camera.
Asked to explain, Martin kept saying “please, please, please.”
The voice behind the camera accused Mr Martin of several wanton sexual encounters he had in the past in exchange for delivering his official duty.
“Your cup is full, Martin. Your time is up,” the voice told him.
Shortly after the video went viral, Tuesday, the embassy announced the suspension “with immediate effect.” of the official who works as local staff in the security unit
While it did not give his name for “legal reasons,” the embassy noted how the official had been in connection with allegations of sexual abuse and “other serious criminal activity in return for official services”.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria’s Ambassador in Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, disclosed that the embassy had opened an investigation into the matter as no form of abuse would be condoned.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy towards abuse of office and especially of sexual misconduct.5 Our full resources are being deployed to investigate a very serious incident and any other abuses that this inquiry may reveal,” he said.
“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,” Mr Tuggar said in the statement.