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Nigerian embassy in Germany suspends official in viral ‘sex-for-passport’ video

The screen grab of the accused official inset in the photo showing Nigerian embassy in Germany

The Nigerian Embassy in Germany has suspended a senior security guard over an alleged sex-for-passport scandal after he had been accused by a woman for indulging in the illicit act in a viral video.

The embassy official identified as ‘Mr Martin’ in a video posted on the social media, was recorded half-naked in a hotel room after he had allegedly asked an unnamed woman to have sex with him before he could release her passport.

Speaking on record when being interrogated by the woman, a shocked Me Martin said: “Let me explain, please. Please, it is not like that.”

On further interrogation as capture by the camera, Mr Martin said repeatedly: “Please, please, please.”

But the woman retorted: “Your cup is full, Martin. Your time is up.”

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The woman behind the camera had accused Mr Martin of several despicable sexual encounters she had with him in the past in exchange for delivering his official duty.

Meanwhile, moments after the video went viral online, the embassy, on Tuesday, announced the suspension “with immediate effect,” of Mr Martin, who works as local staff in the security unit

Though the embassy did not officially disclose his name for what it called it “legal reasons,” it, however, noted how the official had been in connection with allegations of sexual abuse and “other serious criminal activity in return for official services.”

The Nigeria’s Ambassador in Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, said in a statement 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. 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,” Tuggar said.

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