Chuma Igbokwe, who was 45 at the time and once the official consul to Britain of the Republic of Niger in West Africa, sexually harassed a colleague by making “disgusting” comments and asking her to perform a sex act on him. Vanessa Turley, who was then 40, was sexually harassed by Chuma Igbokwe both in person and online.
Turley’s husband received an email claiming that his wife was “a porn star, a prostitute and had been having affairs with men at work”. Another email was a link to an internet porn site and a third one stated, “Now we know the truth about our star performers.”
The calls were traced by a computer expert friend of Turley’s, who discovered one was from Niger and another from a Sheraton hotel in Nigeria. Even though she later went to the police, after an investigation no charges were pressed. Turley was demoted to the position of receptionist and after quitting her job in June last year when she went to the police to report her former boss. No complaint was made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.