The Nigerian Youth Movement of Switzerland has written the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate alleged corruption by officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Bern.
The group indicated it had notified the Nigerian Embassy of their criminal activities in a letter dated January 24, 2020, but that the had not replied the letter.
Meanwhile, The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) denied claims that the Nigerian Embassy in Switzerland called police on some Nigerians who were at the Embassy to collect their passports.
NIDCOM in a statement signed on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Abdurrahman Balogun, said the Embassy instead invited officials of the Embassy Protection Unit to bring order to the situation which was already turning rowdy.
The group said: “The Embassy introduced a closed-door policy against the Nigerian community, calling the Swiss police to harass Nigerians and stop them from coming to the embassy.
“The Embassy in Bern under Ambassador Baba Madugu uses the Swiss police to intimidate, threaten, coerce and violently remove Nigerians on appointment at the embassy whenever they request for passport or other services, which they paid for.
“It also receives monthly salary for a security officer that was never employed. Many contracts and purchases are highly inflated with the active participation of third parties,” the group alleged
In a petition signed by its leader, Irydaer Omobude, titled: The Nigerian Embassy In Bern Stinks In Corruption, it urged the Federal Government to recall Ambassador Baba Madugu and Mrs. Kemi Amuda immediately.
It was reported that most Nigerians in the country have lost confidence in the embassy.
Reacting to the story on social media, some Nigerians who live abroad ask the government to investigate all Nigerian embassies abroad as they often corrupt and inept.