Sex-for-passport: Nigerian Embassy in Germany suspends official caught pants down in hotel room with a woman

The Nigerian Embassy in Germany has suspended a senior security staff after a video of him in a hotel room with a woman went viral.


The man known simply as Mr Martin allegedly solicited sex from the woman before renewing her passport.


In a now-viral video, a man is seen confronting Martin after finding him pants down in the hotel with the unnamed lady who he allegedly asked to have sex with him before he would release her passport.


“Let me explain, please. Please, it is not like that,” Mr Martin said in the video.


When asked to explain, he kept saying “please, please, please.”


The voice behind the camera accused Mr Martin of regularly demanding sex to do his job.


“Your cup is full, Martin. Your time is up,” the voice said.


On Tuesday, November 17, a few hours after the video surfaced online, the embassy announced the suspension of the official who works as local staff in the security unit “with immediate effect.”


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”.


The Nigeria’s Ambassador in Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, said the embassy had opened an investigation into the matter as no form of abuse would be condoned.


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