By Yusuf Muhammed
A Pakistan national, Mr. Yusuf Muhammed Zubair Khan, staff of Carthago Limited has been questioned by the police in Lagos State following a petition against him by Mrs. Nnaemeka Kofoworola that he assaulted her.
According to the petitioner, on the 17th of December 2021 while she was on duty the suspect was bullying her by calling her unprintable names in the presence of her colleagues and as a married woman she could not stand it anymore and she replied him by also calling him the names he was calling her.
In the petition dated 21 December 2021 and addressed to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Akeem Odumosu, Mrs Kofoworola said Muhammed Khan picked an object on top of the table and threw it at her.
The object hit her right hand which aggravated her health as she was just recovering from a major operation.
On receiving the petition, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police mandated the officer in charge of human rights at the Command to investigate the case which led to the invitation of Mr. Muhammed Zubair Khan.
Our correspondent reports that at the human rights office in Ikeja on 11 January 2022, the suspect was being interrogated and during the interrogation Mr. Muhammed Zubair Khan admitted to have assaulted the complainant.
The human resources manager of Carthago Limited, Mr. G.A.A Ajuyah who accompanied the suspect to the station told police that when the complainant called him on phone to report the action of Mr. Khan and he confronted him of the allegation and he did not deny it.
He said he also spoke with those staffs that were present during the assault and that they all confirmed that it was true.
As at the time of this report, Mr. khan was still held at the Lagos State Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos.
Human rights advocacy of Nigeria have indicated their interest in the case and vowed to sue the company if the demand for Mrs. Kofoworola’s full entitlements are not paid to her since she has been place on indefinite suspension.