UPDATED: Diaspora commission reacts to video of Nigerian woman allegedly thrown out of embassy in Italy

UPDATED: Diaspora commission reacts to video of Nigerian woman allegedly thrown out of embassy in Italy

- A viral video of clip of an official at the Nigerian embassy in Italy throwing out an aged lady had sparked outrage online

- Reports had claimed that the aged lady has been in Italy for 30 years and now seeks to return to Nigeria

-However, the Nigerian diaspora commission has reacted to the video claiming that the woman often comes to the embassy to cause commotion

- It was earlier reported that she comes seeking a way to return to Nigeria, but whenever officials agree to grant it, she refuses

A video of an elderly Nigerian woman being thrown out of the Nigerian embassy in Italy had gone viral. The woman had reportedly gone to the embassy to seek a process to return to Nigeria after staying in Italy for thirty years.

However, the diaspora commission has reacted to the video, claiming the video had been taken out of context. In a statement, the diaspora commission claimed that the woman is suspected to be mentally disturbed. It stated that she often comes to the embassy to ask to be returned to Nigeria and seek for food.

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The statement revealed that embassy offered to send the woman back to Nigeria numerous times but she refused to accept after she caused a scene about returning home. They also offered to take her to the hospital to be checked but she refused.

Aged woman cries out after allegedly being manhandled at the Nigerian embassy in Italy

Aged woman burst into tears as she is assualted by an official at the Nigerian embassy in Italy (Picture/Instagram)
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According to the commission, the official in the video is Nigerian and he was trying to get her to leave the embassy when she caused another scene.

The commission claimed that the woman, who is suspected to be mentally disturbed, cannot be forced to go to the hospital against her will according to the Italian law.

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