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Fight Erupts At Nigerian Embassy In Washington; Us Police Interfere

It was gathered that there was disturbance at the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington D.C. U.S.A. last Monday after two staffs of the embassy started fighting.


Fight Erupts At Nigerian Embassy In Washington; Us Police Interfere


The staffs, in line with Per 2nd News, are Mr. Robert Mumford Ditto, a Filipino and one Saka Ologele from Nigeria. Reputedly left fuming after a disagreement between both of them, Ditto, furiously threw a chair at Ologele.


Some staffs of the embassy tried to have interaction with the men however the whole scenario then escalated into a physical fight, in the complete glare of many visitors and visa applicants.


Ditto reported the case to the agents from the Washington Capitol Secret Service Police to deal with the chaos, there after many people have become irritated at his statement.


Also, no fewer than five police officers arrived and made their way into the embassy to reinstate order and calm panicky guests and visa applicants.

It took the apt intervention of acting ambassador, Mr. Hakeem Balogun, to prevent the secret service agents from arresting the staffs.


Mr. Hakeem Balogun has suspended the duo indefinitely, it was learnt yesterday morning.

Police officers also confirmed the dispute in the embassy however did not give report of any arrest.


Commenting on the incident, a band of Nigerian workers grumbled about the utterances of Filipino citizens working at the embassy.


Staffs alleged that they have been arbitrary and overboard.


Investigations made also showed that in the Defense Attache section of the embassy, Nigerian diplomats have in most times preferred Filipinos to assist in the work there.

Starting local office assistants to drivers, the department in charge of intelligence makes use of foreigners, especially the Filipinos, workers alleged.


According to the report, the Deputy Defense Attache has a Filipino secretary in this days in which the line between diplomat, embassy employees and spy is occasionally blurred.



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“You may never see a foreigner like Chinese, Indian, Russian, even on the Ghana embassy at strategic positions,” stated a visa applicant.


Like foreign nationals and asking them to work for your government is typically agreed to lie in the realm of espionage.


Some in Washington have questioned the employment of Filipinos working at insightful positions inside the embassy.


However, reports in the past discovered that some foreign workers in a few embassies had been caught furtively seeking to discover passwords, information of personal and legitimate e-mail, monitoring moves and cell phones accounts debts of foreign officers.


This is a regular activity that lies deep within the field of espionage, stated by a diplomat.

“Drivers deployed to diplomats drive with their ears cocked for thrilling intelligence.


“There’s a level of overlap. Diplomats, spies and reporters are all just nosy humans. All of them want to find out things that aren’t normally acknowledged,” said a Nigerian diplomat asked about the Filipinos at the embassy of Nigeria.


According to the report, the Nigerian workers had complained about  the utterances of Filipino citizens working at the embassy.

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