The FCT police command has arrested Azubuike Osakwe, a carpenter who as soon as labored with a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
Osakwe, it was learnt, was arrested on Sunday shortly after coming back from church. He had in February accused Fani-Kayode of arresting him at totally different occasions in 2019 and refusing to pay for his labour.
The PUNCH studies that he was whisked away by policemen and brought to the State Legal Investigation Division and compelled to make statements earlier than being given a stringent bail situation.
Together with seven others, the carpenter had visited The PUNCH workplace in Abuja final month, the place they accused the previous minister of assault, arbitrary arrest, and sexual harassment.
The previous home servants had additionally accused the police of detaining them at totally different occasions on the occasion of Fani-Kayode.
That they had additionally deposed to affidavits and made copies obtainable to The PUNCH. Nevertheless, moderately than reply to the allegations when contacted by the newspaper, Fani-Kayode shortly wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police in Abuja, Bala Ciroma, accusing them of felony defamation.
Osakwe had advised The PUNCH, “Chief Fani-Kayode requested me to come back to make repairs generally in 2019 at his home. I spent N15,000 to restore the expeller. I additionally spent N42,000 to repair a bathroom seat. I used to be not given the cash in return; neither was my labour paid for.
“Anytime I ask Chief Fani-Kayode for my cash, he threatens me. I endured all these as a result of his spouse, Valuable, was the one who introduced me. Chief Fani-Kayode locked up an apprentice who had come to repair tinted glass at his home’s balcony.
“I used to be locked up for 4 days as a result of a misunderstanding over that cup. I spent N75,000 along with my labour of N60,000, which has not been given to me. About N250, 000 is what he owes me.”
The officer in control of the case, CSP James Idachaba, who can also be Head of the authorized division, advised The PUNCH that Fani-Kayode’s ex-workers investigation was sequel to an order the CP.
Idachaba had stated the workers weren’t compelled to alter their statements however had been solely being investigated for felony defamation.
The Spokesperson for the FCT command, Mariam Yusuf, when contacted on Tuesday, stated she had no touch upon the matter since Idachaba had already confirmed to The PUNCH that the home workers had been being investigated.
“I’ve no remark if CSP Idachaba has already spoken on the matter,” she stated
The police, it was learnt, had interrogated courtroom officers who assisted the workers in deposing the affidavits.
PUNCH reporter, Eniola Akinkuotu, who interviewed him, had additionally been invited by the police.