U.S Police called to restore order as fights break out at Nigeria’s Embassy in Washington DC

Chaos broke out at a Department inside the Embassy of Nigeria in Washington on Monday after two officials of the embassy began fighting.


The officials are Mr Robert Mumford Ditto, a Filipino and one Saka Ologele from Southwest Nigeria.  Apparently left fuming after an argument, Mr Ditto, angrily threw a chair at Mr Ologele. Some officials of the embassy tried to engage with the men but the situation then escalated into a physical fight, in the full glare of dozens of guests and visa applicants.

Mr Ditto, the Filipino, called in agents from the Washington Capitol Secret Service Police, to deal with the commotion there after several people became angry at his utterances, according to Per Second News findings.

No fewer than 5 Police Officers arrive and made their way into the embassy to restore order and calm panicky guests and visa applicants.

It took the timely intervention of acting ambassador Mr Hakeem Balogun to prevent the secret service agents from arresting the officials. The acting ambassador has suspended the duo indefinitely, Per Second News gathered Tuesday morning.

Police confirmed the altercation inside the embassy but did not report any arrest.

Speaking to Per Second News correspondent, a band of local Nigerian workers complained about the utterances of Filipino citizens working at the embassy. Workers alleged that they have been arbitrary and overboard.



Credit: Per Second News.

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