Indonesian immigration officials brutalized a Nigerian diplomat, the official was harassed in front of the Nigerian diplomatic mission in the Asian country.
Geoffrey Onyema, Minister of Foreign Affairs, summoned the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Usra Hendra Harahap, in response to the ugly development.
An Indonesian ambassador confirmed that the incident took place in Indonesia and apologized on behalf of his nation in a statement from Nigeria’s foreign affairs ministry.
The Nigerian government had already sent an official protest to the Indonesian government before the envoy was summoned.”
“The Indonesian government has apologized to the Nigerian government for the manhandling and arrest of Nigerian Embassy staff by immigration officers in Jakarta.
In his explanation of what happened, the ambassador apologized unreservedly on behalf of the government of Indonesia.
The Ambassador has confirmed that the immigration officials involved have apologized to the Ambassador and the diplomat concerned.
Despite calling the incident “unacceptable”, the ministry said it was violating international law, including the Vienna Conventions, which govern diplomats and consuls.
Three men were seen wrestling a black man within a car in a video circulating on social media.
He was pinned to the car seat and kept begging for help.
As the men continued to press against him, he screamed, “My neck!” and “I can’t breathe!””.