By Temitope Adedeji in Akure
When you look at her, you may think she has just survived a fight with a wild animal or had a major accident. But no, it’s a case of a human being’s inhumanity towards another or a boss’ maltreatment of his subordinate, if you like.
Mrs. Funmilayo Kawel, a contract staff with Ondo State Football Agency, was beaten to pulp by her boss, the Chairman of the agency, Hon. Akin Akinbobola, allegedly over an argument that ensued between them in their office in Akure, the state capital.
The office complex was turned to a battle ground of sort on Tuesday, December 30, 2014,when the woman allegedly headed for the office of the chairman pleaded with him to increase her take home from N42,000 to N45,000 in the New Year.
That request allegedly fell on the raw side of the Chairman. Instead of the requested pay rise,the woman went home with a gift of blow and incessant assault as her new year’s gift.
Mrs. Kawel is a house wife. Narrating her ordeal, Mrs. Kawel told WESTERN POST: “I sent the Chairman a message through my mobile phone asking if he could increase my monthly take home,vwhich he responded by inviting me to his office from where I was repairing my car.
“Surprisingly on getting to his office, instead of the pay rise, the chairman descended on me with blows. I lost my composure and developed a stiff neck immediately. I did not know whether I was alive or had passed on.”
However, when WESTERN POST contacted Akinbobola on his mobile line, he denied ever knowing the woman and denied that anything of sort happened.
Mrs. Kawel is nowpleading with well-meaning Nigerians to please come to her aid so that justice can be done in this matter.