I also wanted to smash cars at Nigerian High Commission in London out of frustration – Ayo Shonaiya


Nigerian Lawyer and Entertainment Consultant, Ayo Shonaiya, has reacted to the viral video of a 32-year-old man, Jeffert Ewohime, who destroyed five cars at the Nigeria High Commission in London yesterday June 17th.

Ayo in a piece shared on his Instagram page said the man acted out of frustration as the staff of the commission in London can be very rude and dismissive to Nigerians who come there for one thing or the other.

Ayo said he had the opportunity to visit the Commission three weeks ago and he was also tempted to destroy the cars parked outside the Commission.

Read his piece below

When I saw the viral video of the smashed cars at the Nigeria High Commission, something occurred to me. That could have been ME smashing those same cars just 3 weeks ago. Honest to God! But we will not go into the issue of the frustrations people encounter at the NHC here. And please, I am NOT condoning this violent and criminal act, HOWEVER I want to try to understand it. What made this guy ramp up like this.

When I was frustrated at this same place, I thought of at least smashing the side mirror of that same Black Benz, but I didn’t. But it doesn’t make me better or “saner” than the Jeffery guy. Now we know his name because the High Commission has put his whole biodata on blast, and Nigerian papers and bloggers have latched on to it because it is hot content. But I wanted to know who the guy really is and also wait for his side of the story, so I researched.


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