Onyeka Onwenu Dragged To Court Over Assaulting Businesswoman

Onyeka Onwenu Dragged To Court Over Assaulting Businesswoman

Woman accuses musician cum Director General for women development, Onyeka Onwenu, of assault. 

The alleged victim, Olajoke Adesipe, who petitioned to the National Human Rights Commission, said the celebrity had directed security officers to throw her wares out of her shop in Abuja and as a result beat her up.

Adesipe described her story in detail.

"I am a yearly tenant and my current tenancy would not end until December, 2014, yet they tried pushing me out. On January 21, 2014, I heard that the DG might likely eject me even when my rent is still valid."

Adesipe received two letters, claiming she should vacate the premises soon. On her part, the businesswoman contacted the DG seeking an audience. Soon the two met and after narrating her story, the DG apologized and, according to Adesipe, said that a formal apology letter would be written.

Onwenu promised to relocate Adesipe's business to the shopping complex within the premises, to which the woman agreed if sent an allocation letter.

Still, some days later Onwenu, without having sent the said document, threatened the businesswoman to chase her out.

Thus, on February 14, the celebrity allegedly came with her security personnel, forcefully opened the shop and started unauthorized ejection of things. 

Onwenu's men were directed to confiscate the victim's, as she tried to take photos of the act. In the struggle for the phone, whe was beaten and dragged on the ground. 

The Legal Adviser, Women centre, Mohammed Suleiman, confirmed the incident, noting that Adesipe was not a legal tenant of the centre.

Source: Legit.ng

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