Police operatives from SCIID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, have arrested the owner of Super King Mark Supreme Store, Alhaja Rashidat Adeleke, for physically assaulting her 29-year old sales lady, Miss Akinola Bukola Oyindamola, by pouring hot water on her face.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at Moriano Close, St. Savour Bus Stop, Ijegun area of Lagos, where she resides with the victim.
She was to have been arrested following the intervention of Advocate for Children and Vulnerable Persons, ACVPN, led by Comrade Ebenezer Omejalile and she is now cooling her head at SCIID cell since Wednesday while the victim is receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital over the injury she sustained during the attack According to the victim, Alhaja Rashidat Adeleke, who owns the supermarket at No. 35 Ayodele Ogunkoya Street off Governor’s Road, Ikotun area of Lagos, employed her as a sales lady on a monthly salary of N15,000.
She lives in her house because she used to come from Ogun State for the past 18 months before the ugly incident happened.
Her grudge against the victim was that she suspected that her sales lady had said something terrible against her to the new manager, who she employed but who left a few days after. And so, she was looking for the opportunity to deal with her.
On the day the incident happened, two of Alhaja Rashidat Adeleke’s sales representatives aged 10 and 14, fought at the store which resulted in some damages.
When they got home that faithful evening, Alhaja Adeleke enquired from the victim how come the bangles were damaged by the younger sales girls and she responded that she had no idea what happened.
Alhaja Adeleke then angrily dragged her into the kitchen, locked her inside, and asked one of the younger sales representatives if there was hot water available and they responded none was available. Alhaja Rashidat Adeleke then reportedly boiled water and when it was hot, she poured it on the head of the victim. The victim tried to escape but she prevented her.
She reportedly boiled water the second time, poured it on her and the victim then collapsed. Despite her condition, Alhaja Adeleke took a cane and continued with flogged and beating.
She was said to have boasted that her husband owns a petrol filling station and she knows equally knows the powers that be and that nothing would happen.
However, she has been arrested and transferred to the Gender Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the SCIID, Panti, for prosecution.
The Police findings revealed that Alhaja Rashidat Adeleke is a serial abuser and on countless occasions, she had got away with her numerous child abuse cases. But the long arm of the law appears to have caught up with her at last.
When our correspondent tried to contact her, her known mobile phone number was switched off.