ASSAULT: A Foreigner Arrested For Assaulting a Nigerian Woman and Suspending Her From Work Indefinitely

ASSAULT: A Foreigner Arrested For Assaulting a Nigerian Woman and Suspending Her From Work Indefinitely

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Yusuf Muhammed Zubair Khan (Mr.), a staff of Carthago Limited, a Pakistani national has been arrested by the Nigerian Police Force, Lagos State Command, following a petition written against him by Mrs. Nnaemeka Kofoworola, alleging 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 to him by also calling him the names he was calling her.

 

In the petition, which was dated December 21st, 2021 and addressed to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Akeem Odumosu, Mrs Nnaemeka Kofoworola said Muhammed Zubair Khan picked an object on top of the table which he threw at her and the object hit her right hand, which aggravated her health as she was just recovering from a major operation.

 

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police mandated O/C Human Rights at the command to investigate the case which led to the invitation of Mr. Muhammed Zubair Khan.

 

Our correspondent who followed up with the case at the human rights office, State Command Ikeja, on the 11th of January 2022, admitted that during the interrogation, Mr. Muhammed Zubair Khan admitted to having assaulted the complainant.

 

The human resources manager of Carthago Limited, Mr. G.A.A. Ajuyah, who accompanied the suspect to the station, also told the police that when the complainant called him on the phone to report the action of Mr. Muhammed Zubair Khan and he confronted him with the allegation, he did not deny it and that he also spoke with those staff who were present during the assault and that they all confirmed that it was true.

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Mr. Muhammed Zubair Khan was still with the police at the Lagos State Command, Ikeja, as our reporter was leaving the station around 5 p.m.

 

Human Rights Advocacy of Nigeria has indicated their interest in the case and vowed to sue the company also demanded that Mrs. Nnaemeka Kofoworola’s full entitlements be paid since she has been placed on indefinite suspension.

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