An Environmental security guard, Mrs Adeola Egbebi, has slumped on duty at Oja Oba market in Akure, after she was allegedly slapped by the Senior Special Assistant to the Ondo state governor on special duty, Dr Doyin Odebowale.
SunshineTruth reports that the worker who is heavily pregnant, was reportedly assaulted by Odebowole for not standing up to greet him like her other environmental workers.
“The woman has been working since resuming duty and it was time for the environmental security guards to leave the Erekesan market when the governor’s SSA Odebowale, arrived the place with his men and started harassing the workers but Mrs Egbebi was unable to stand up to greet him immediately which infuriated the SSA and he gave the woman a hot slap and she slumped.
The most unfortunate thing is that the SSA didn’t even care to take the woman to hospital. It was her colleagues and some good Samaritans that helped us to take her to a private hospital,” a source told SunshineTruth.
The incident has led to protest at the Head office of the Ondo state Waste Management Board at Alagbaka as the protesters shut down the gate for several hours.
Addressing the protesters, the General Manager of the Waste Management Board, Mrs Ayo Adeyemo appealed to the aggrieved environmental security guards to remain calm as she would visit the victim at the hospital. Adeyemo said, “either pregnant or not has right to slap any worker.” [Swipe]