A Nigerian Embassy security staff in Berlin, Germany who allegedly solicits sex from women before issuing passports or visas have been suspended after a viral video showing him caught pant down surfaced online. 

The viral video captured a shocked Mr Martins pants down in what looked like a hotel. A voice believed to belong to the person capturing the video could be heard saying “ Mr Martins, your time is up.”

The Nigerian embassy in Germany has confirmed the suspension of Mr Martins but refused to supply his name for legal reasons. It, however, mentioned that he works as local staff in the security unit. In a statement released on Tuesday, the embassy said Mr Martins suspension is in connection with allegations of sexual abuse and other serious criminal activity. 

Below is the statement from the Nigerian Embassy in Germany. 

“The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Germany announced today that it has suspended with immediate effect a local staff( security unit) in connection with allegations of sexual abuse and other serious criminal activity.

The staff, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was suspended following the circulation of material on social media that suggested the official was demanding sexual favours in return for official services.

HE Yusuf Tuggar, Nigeria’s Ambassador in Germany said: “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.

“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.


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