Doyin Odebowale, Senior Particular Assistant (SSA) to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu on Particular Responsibility has denied assaulting a pregnant lady.
An eyewitness had on Thursday narrated how an environmental safety guard, Mrs Adeola Egbebi slumped on obligation at Oja Oba market in Akure after she was slapped by Odebowale for not standing as much as greet him like her colleagues.
“The girl has been working since resuming obligation and it was time for the environmental safety guards to go away the Erekesan market when the governor’s SSA Odebowale arrived on the place together with his males and began harassing the employees however Mrs Egbebi was unable to face as much as greet him instantly which infuriated the SSA. He gave the girl a scorching slap and she or he slumped,” the eyewitness had stated.
“Essentially the most unlucky factor is that the SSA didn’t even care to take the girl to hospital; it was her colleagues and a few good Samaritans that helped us to take her to a personal hospital.
“Consequently because the pregnant lady, Mrs Egbebi was about to carry her chair to maneuver to a different place, to everyone’s amazement, Dr Doyin slapped the girl and instantly she fainted and the market ladies and different officers took her to a personal hospital.
“He used conventional ring to slap her.”
The Nigeria Labour Congress in Ondo state has demanded the suspension of Odebowale.
“Labour had final 12 months written to your workplace on greater than two events of the malfeasance and incorrigibility of Doyin Odebowale relating to his acclaimed working for Mr Governor towards our members, tempered us and overtly warned him towards reoccurrence of his obnoxious behaviours.
“To our chagrin and disbelief, the ‘animal’ in Doyin Odebowale yesterday (sixth Might, 2021) reared its ugly head once more when on the Erekesan Market, he inhumanly slapped a closely pregnant lady by the identify, Mrs Egbebi Adeola.
“With due respect and utmost regard on your workplace and individual, we beg to say, sufficient is sufficient of Doyin Odebowale and his ignoble function in your authorities.
“We pray Your Excellency to right away droop Doyin Odebowale from workplace and arrange a panel of inquiry to look into the matter to provide you with applicable sanctions if discovered responsible within the matter,” NLC stated in a letter signed by its chairman, Oluwole Adeleye Sunday and secretary, Shado F. Ok.
Reacting in a press release on Monday, Odebowale denied assaulting the girl, including that she noticed her scuffling with a policeman for possession of a rifle.
He stated, “On that exact day, as we set out, we began from Arakale, the enforcement staff, we had been on foot and we had over 20 policemen, journalists and different members of the general public who had been following us. Once we bought to Oja Oba… we had been having points with that place regarding waste era, waste disposal and the indiscriminate show of products on the street, and with the best way you discover vehicles parked on the best way, the best way individuals misbehave typically.
“There’s a specific occasion, when my staff needed to evacuate a so-called mad (mentally unwell) man who was accused of stealing, robbing individuals on the Oja Oba bridge. At one other occasion, we had been informed that those that had been compelled to make use of the pedestrian bridge had been being robbed, so we contacted the DPO (Divisional Police Officer) of A-Division to be sending his males to the place, submit some within the morning, afternoon and within the night, and we retained that.
“We additionally heard that some merchants, understanding the movement of human visitors had improve on the bridge, now moved their items to the bridge. We despatched our males to go and dislodge them. The merchants who’ve outlets had sublet the house in entrance of their outlets for these now we have pushed off the street. And what they do is that, they faux as in the event that they have no idea what’s going on however they really accumulate cash from these merchants who had been pushed off the street and they’re going to now tie their bench and desk with a sequence to safe the house, we noticed all these littering the street.
“So, I gave the instruction that any bench tied, any desk ought to be destroyed that merchants would keep of their outlets. We began the enforcement from Arakale. As I stated, we moved by means of the Deji’s place; all those that had prolonged their outlets to the street, had been requested to take away the extension. By the point we bought to the place you name Publish Workplace, we met beggars who had taken over the roads, we evacuated them. We additionally met a brand new kiosk both for POS or no matter, we demolished it, then we proceeded.
“Once we bought to the place in rivalry, as a matter of reality, let me say this, the incident didn’t strike me as something till I acquired a name from Mr Governor round 2:40pm. We had been already at Ore. By the point we bought to that place, we met a lady who was promoting livestock, chickens and I informed the girl that no, you can’t do that, you’ve gotten your store, you can’t come, we noticed the droppings of feathers, soiled setting and I stated no, it won’t occur. And I stated Mama, push this factor inside, she complied reluctantly. She was telling me that the governor didn’t inform them to not use their house, in fact I didn’t should argue along with her as a result of I knew whosoever was outdoors was both the proprietor of the store or somebody who had rented the house from the proprietor of the store, however my mision was to clear the place and help the waste administration individuals and ZL, the individuals contracted to pack the heaps of particles now we have in the entire of the capital metropolis.
“The following place of enforcement was the place we had a desk and several other benches tied to a desk and a lady was sitting on the bench, I didn’t know if she was pregnant or not pregnant, there was an umbrella, she didn’t seem as a authorities employee, no manner! She was a dealer, recognizing inexperienced robe. The waste administration individuals would placed on inexperienced and black, she was carrying a inexperienced robe, that was not even a difficulty. I noticed a younger malam boy who was with a wheelbarrow and fruits, I now informed the man to go away.
“Earlier than I may flip, performing on the instruction that I had given that each one benches, all tables have to be destroyed, a member of my staff had proceeded to impact that and destroy the desk, and he was going to destroy the bench and the following one. I noticed this lady, I didn’t see any being pregnant, I noticed the girl scuffling with a policeman for possession of a rifle, I stated who is that this? Policeman with a rifle.
“I dragged the bench, and I stated break it and so they broke the bench and we proceeded. We stayed in that axis for a couple of hour, placing into impact what the governor directed that we should do. The one place we spared was the Heritage Financial institution cover due to their clients, as a result of they had been making an attempt to look at COVID-19 Protocols. All different locations all the way down to Texaco, all the way down to A- Division, those that had turned the key roads to their automobile parks, these had been promoting vehicles, promoting bread on the street, we arrested them. We took them to A- Division. We spent a while with the DPO, it was later after we had been leaving for Ore, that I suggested the DPO to make use of his discretion to launch them.
“I’ve the video of all that transpired. And whenever you need to speak about Doyin Odebowale, a PhD holder, a lawyer slapping a pregnant lady over what?
What I learn on SaharaReporters that I used charmed ring to beat a lady, due to what? Preventing for paternity on what? Asking her to present me her being pregnant or what? Or that she left my home to go and be pregnant for another person? What’s the nexus? There must be one thing that will have warranted my beating a pregnant lady.
“I’m a father of ladies, my two women are ladies. I’m a husband and I’ve ladies as associates. Let me shortly appropriate this laughable allegation once more. They stated as a result of the girl refused to greet me, do I even rely the quantity of people that greet me in a day? Was that what we went to the market to do? I’ve about 20 policemen with me. The place she was sitting on the market, there was a heap of particles and I start to marvel what a closely pregnant lady could be doing with grime, with waste administration.
“Heaavily pregnant lady promoting out there or managing waste doesn’t painting us as a critical individuals. I inform you, I can’t even recognise the girl even now! And does it not strike you as odd that one thing that was reported as that, the girl ought to have a husband. I presume that if she is pregnant, it’s a very critical offence for a lawyer, for policemen who had been with me, to have slapped a lady that fainted and slipped right into a coma and no person has gone to the police to report this!”
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