- Prof Yemi Osinbajo has stated that it is despicable to slap women
- The vice president, without mentioning names, seemed to have been sending a cryptic message to Senator Elisha Abbo
- Osinbajo went down memory lane to recall how a salesgirl at Kingsway Stores had been slapped by a British-born Nigerian, and how the matter was almost covered up
Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president, has stated that it is despicable to slap women.
Osinbajo made the assertion on Monday, July 8 in his tribute at the launch of a memoir by Olusegun Osoba, the former governor of Ogun state, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the vice president recollected an occurrence involving British-born Patrick Chadwick who slapped Adekunbi Adeite, a Nigerian sales girl, at the Kingsway Stores in Lagos.
Osinbajo condemned the act of slapping women, referring to it as a “despicable business”.
Osinbajo, without mentioning names, seemed to have been sending a cryptic message to Senator Elisha Abbo, who was recently caught on camera, assaulting a nursing mother at an adult shop in Abuja.
The VP pointed out that as a journalist, Osoba reported the case involving Chadwick, and the latter had to resign and was punished.
He said: “Chief Olusegun Osoba’s illustrious career as a journalist and later politician, have also by some uncanny stroke of good fortune, placed him at the centre of many defining moments and situations of post-Independent Nigeria.
“Arguably the most memorable is his January 1966 scoop; the tragic discovery of the bodies of prime minister Tafawa Balewa and finance minister Festus Okotie-Eboh, not long after the coup that ended Nigeria’s First Republic.
“He was there on the frontlines in many sectors of the Civil War, recording and reporting the horrors and tragedies of a factional war. And it was he who witnessed the surprise visit of Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe to Lagos during the Civil War.
“He was also right there on the frontlines, nine years later with exclusive reporting during the coup that brought General Murtala Mohammed to power.
“He happened to be in the governor’s office in Enugu when the then commissioner of police, Kafaru Tinubu, sent word of the capture of Lt Col Bukar Dimka, the man who assassinated Murtala Mohammed. He was the only journalist to see Dimka in handcuffs in police custody in Enugu.”
Osinbajo added that Osoba’s scoops also extended to the injustices amongst societal strata, and were not limited to politics.
He said: “But his scoops went beyond the political, he exclusively reported the case of British-born Patrick Chadwick, who slapped a Nigerian sales girl, Adekunbi Adeite, at the Kingsway Stores in Lagos (this despicable business of slapping women seems to have been around for a while), and how the UAC and some other journalists tried to cover it up.
“It became a national issue and the UAC eventually punished the culprit and he resigned.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie, expressed satisfaction over the fact that Senator Elisha Abbo, who was accused of physically assaulting a woman in Abuja, was arraigned in court on Monday, July 8.
Onochie advised the court to examine the available evidence presented against Senator Abbo and mete out the jail term he deserves.
The presidential media aide said that Nigerians won’t be pleased if justice is miscarried.
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