The Lagos State Government on Wednesday has announced the immediate prosecution of 50 year old, Mrs Rashidat Adeleke, for allegedly assaulting her 29- year-old sales lady by pouring hot water on her face at Ikotun Area of the State.
The Director, Citizens Rights, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Odusanya, said the rescue team stepped into the matter, following a report to the Directorate by the victim Ms. Akinola Bukola.
She said, it was gathered that
Alhaja Rashidat Adeleke, who owns Super King Mark Supreme Store at No. 35 Ayodele Ogunkoya Street off Governor’s Road, Ikotun area of Lagos, employed the victim as a sales lady in 2019.
“She ended up residing with her due to high transportation fare and other stress related issues
for the past 18 months before the ugly incident happened.”
The Director further noted that, the victim narrated that her employer had the habit of abusing her at the slighted provocation.
While narrating the ugly incident, the victim
said two other sales representatives aged 10 and 14, fought at the store which resulted in some damages.
“When they got home that fateful evening, Alhaja Adeleke asked the victim how the bangles on sale were damaged by the younger sale girls and she responded that she had no idea what actually happened”
Alhaja Adeleke then angrily dragged her into the kitchen, locked her inside and asked the younger sales representatives if there was hot water available and they responded none was available.
” Rashidat Adeleke reportedly boiled water then poured it on the head of the victim. The victim tried to escape but was prevented by her.
She reportedly boiled water the second time, poured it on her and the victim then collapsed. Despite being badly scalded, Alhaja Adeleke went ahead to flog the victim repeatedly.
The Director, explained that the employer Rashidat Adeleke has been arrested and transferred to the Gender Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the SCIID, Panti, for prosecution.
Public Affairs Officer
Directorate of Citizens Rights