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Chaos At Nigerian Embassy Berlin Over Mismanaged Passport Appointments

The German Police on Monday had to restore order as pandemonium erupted at the Nigerian Embassy Berlin, Germany following the storming of its Neue Jakobstrasse building by disenchanted Nigerians over their failure to get appointments for passport renewals.

Apart from maintaining peace, CHECKPOINTCHARLEY was also informed that police operatives also battled to ensure that the crowd did not break COVID-19 regulations.

Besides those that came after the Christmas holidays following their inability to secure online appointments for months, it was gathered that too many appointments were given by the Embassy for today, Monday.

As a result of the tumult, the Embassy was forced to shut its doors as early as ten in the morning.

Efforts to get the Embassy spokesperson to speak on the matter had not been fruitful as at the time of filing this report.

The Nigerian Embassy Berlin had introduced online appointments since December 2018. Nigerians in Germany bemoan that the system had been characterized by corruption.

Recall that last December, a staff of the Embassy, Martins Adedeji Oni, was sacked for extorting sex in exchange for passport. He was said to be notorious for taking bribe and sleeping with desperate Nigerian women, including the married one, for passport.

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