An aged woman, Mrs. Stella Temidayo Wickliffe, her sons, Messrs. Bankole and Oluwole Wickliffe and her brother-in-law, Mr. Kayode Faderin have petitioned China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) over assault, molestation and brutalization meted out on them by officials of the company.
They are demanding for N50million compensation.
The petitioner, Mrs. Wickliffe said about 4pm on the 25th of February, 2021, while driving her Lexus 300 Saloon car, a trailer belonging to the Chinese company hit her vehicle, noting that the driver (Abdul Rasheed), pleaded to follow him to his company at Alagbomeji, Lagos, which the petitioner obliged.
According to Wickliffe, she arrived the company’s construction site with her sons and her brother-in-law to meet the Personnel Manager (Mr. Adebayo) and his Assistant to negotiate how to repair the damaged car.
She noted that while recording the damaged car with phone at the premises of the company for record purpose, the Personnel Manager and his Assistant instructed the company’s securitymen and some thugs numbering about 10 to beat them up.
“Indeed, we were beating to stupor for just no reason. We were prevented from recording the incident at their premises. We were assaulted, molested and brutalized with military belts, planks and wood by the aforementioned securitymen and thugs. One of them, named Taribo, put on military fatigue, disguising to be a military man,” Mrs. Wickliffe said
Mrs. Wickliffe, who was on medication also said she was beaten to stupor for challenging the authority of the culprits to assault and brutalize her sons.
She added that Mr. Faderin, who was trying to settle the rift was also pushed to the ground and brutalized as well, with Samsung A30 belonging to her son, Oluwole Wickliffe badly damaged.
The petition added that Messrs Bankole and Oluwole Wickliffe had to seek for medical attention at the Hoare’s Memorial Methodist Cathedral and Clinic, Yaba for injuries sustained in the course of the beaten, where they were examined, diagnosed and treated for severe injuries.
“We really suffered physical, psychological and mental torture from the company, as well as incurred huge medical bills through series of medical test as a result of injuries sustained from the company’s security men and thugs on the order of the Personnel Manager and his Assistant,” she added.
Wickliffe, in her petition, demanded for the sum of N50 million for the assault and brutalization meted out to them by the company’s securitymen and thugs within 7 days of the receipt of the petition or would be left with no option other than to seek redress in court.