Pakistan Citizen Arrested In Lagos for Assaulting Nigerian Woman

By Yusuf Muhammed 

Mr. Yusuf Muhammed Zubair Khan, a Pakistan and staff of Carthago Limited has been arrested by the police in Lagos state, southwest, Nigeria, following a petition written against him by Mrs. Nnaemeka Kofoworola that he assaulted her.

According to the petitioner, on 17 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 which was dated 21 December, 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 medical operation.

The 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. 

During the interrogation, which was witnessed by our Reporter, 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 also told the Police that when the complainant called him on phone to report the action of Mr. Khan, he confronted him and he did not deny the allegation. 

He said other staff he spoke to also confirmed that the assault incident was true. 

Human rights advocacy of Nigeria have indicated their interest in the case and vowed to sue the company if their demand that Mrs. Nnaemeka Kofoworola’s full entitlements be paid is not met, since she has been placed on indefinite suspension.   

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