Dr Bolere Elizabeth Ketebu,Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland was reportedly humiliated by an immigration officer at Dublin Airport on 1 May 2015.
According to Metro Eireann, Dr Ketebu, who has been the Nigerian ambassador since last year, was returning to Dublin following a short visit abroad when she was halted at the immigration desk. Despite the Nigerian ambassador presenting all the necessary document; including her diplomatic passport, visa and ID card to prove her identity, the immigration officer would not believe her.
After been held up for a while, the Ambassador was finally released and allowed to leave the airport.
The Nigerian Embassy Dublin has confirmed the incident but said it would not discuss the matter with Metro Eireann as it waiting for the outcome of a protest letter sent to the Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.