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Nigerian embassy in Germany fires guard over sex-for-passport scandal


The Nigerian Embassy in Germany has sacked a security guard, Martins Oni, found guilty of sexual abuse and other criminal activities.

Recall that the security guard was caught on camera in a viral-video a month ago demanding for sex before he renews a woman’s travel passport.

Oni was seen half-naked arguing with an unidentified individual who accused him of demanding sex from females who seek to renew their travel passports.

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He was consequently suspended after the report emerged and the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar­, had ordered an investigation into the incident.

Weeks after the incident, investigations revealed that Oni had requested for sex for documentation.

A statement from the Embassy following its findings read:

“The Investigation Committee interviewed Mr Oni and other witnesses as part of a thorough examination of these very serious charges.”

“It concluded that Mr Oni was culpable and in violation of all the relevant codes. As a result, Mr. Martins Adedeji Oni’s contract with the Embassy as a Local Staff has been terminated.”