A worker with Bedmate Furniture Company, Magboro, Ogun State, William Ekanem, is in pain after his spinal bone was allegedly damaged by his Chinese boss, identified as Master Wan. .
Punch Metro learnt that Master Wan, who is skilled in kung fu, had demanded to see a bag of rice which Ekanem bought from a foodstuffs seller, identified as Iya Melo, on the premises of the company. .
The 27-year-old had reportedly challenged the Chinese for poking his nose into his personal business. After forcefully checking the content, Ekanem said he was leaving when Master Wan allegedly gave him a kick in the back, which sent him sprawling on the ground. .
The suspect was said to have stamped his foot on the victim before he was rescued by some other workers on the premises. Since the incident, Ekanem had not been able to walk well or stand straight. .
The victim said although the case was reported at the Ibafo Police Station, the Divisional Crime Officer allegedly openly took a N50,000 bribe from the Chinese company. .
He was said to have backed the company against the Uyo, Akwa Ibom State indigene, who was accused of exaggerating the assault. But a doctor at the Owode general hospital, said the victim was not exaggerating the effect of the assault.
A medical test conducted by Divine Touch Hospital, according to Emeruwa, revealed that Ekanem suffered “loss of lumbo, sacral curvature, and associated muscular spasm resulting in his inability to walk, bend and flex.” .
Lekan, the Nigerian manager of Bedmate, was alleged to have pressured Ekanem to drop the case, saying he could not fight the Chinese company due to his poor background. Ekanem’s lawyer, Felix Emeruwa, is, however,demanding an apology from the company and payment of N50m compensation.