My heart is extremely broken at the Injustice and Indignity a lady was forced to suffer at the hands of an uncaring employer and a company that obviously doesn’t care about it’s employees.
It’s bad enough to be forced into a below minimum wage job as a result of the country’s dire economic situation, but to be assaulted and treated like an animal is just too much to bear in silence.
The story of Mrs Alice Ossai is a clear example of how the basic rights of everyday Nigerians are trampled on, and the law which is supposed to be on their side is only available to the oppressor with the deep pockets.
Several questions bother me in this story:
1. Why did the management of Toppan Packaging Company shield Alice’s attacker from the police?
2. Why didn’t anyone intervene while she was being assaulted?
3. According to sources, this is not the first time casual staff in that company have been assaulted by this same Man. Why hasn’t the management looked into it?
4. How come no arrest has been made yet?
So many questions… so few answers. Well, one thing i can say is, this matter will not die until this woman, who lost a 7 month old pregnancy as a result of the beating she took at work, receives justice.
If you want details about this incident, please read the full story here: #Justice4Alice