Saturday, January 25, 2014

Nigerian Feared Dead After Expatriate Threw Him Down From Storey Building

A Nigerian, simply identified as Arinze, was feared dead on Thursday, 23rd January, 2014, after an expatriate working with the Arab  Contractors Construction Company (O.A.O) threw him down from the second-floor of a two-storey building undergoing construction at the new Enugu State Secretariat, Enugu.

Leadership Friday gathered that the expatriate, identified as Abdul Lateef, apparently from one of the Arab-speaking countries, allegedly pushed the deceased down from the building at about 11.30 a.m.


A source told Leadership Friday that the expatriate, whom sources said is feared by many in the company for his brutality, pushed the deceased down after their disagreement on how a particular task should be carried out at the site.

Workers of the company had attempted to lynch the expatriate, but for the timely intervention of the police, who took him away.

Meanwhile, the Enugu State Police  Command  said it has commenced “a full-scale investigations into the alleged incident” .

A release made available to reporters in Enugu by the command’s public relations officer, Ebere Amaraizu, said “ the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is now responding to treatment”.

But the South-eastern zone of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) insisted that  “the Nigerian who was pushed down by the expatriate has died”.

In a statement made available to Leadership Friday in Enugu  by its zonal director, Olu Omotayo, the CLO  described the action of the expatriate as “a barbaric act in all ramifications. This is not the first time we are receiving complaints of torture and brutalisation of Nigerians by expatriates of some of these construction companies. These actions show how Nigerians have always been treated with disdain by these so-called expatriates in the construction companies.”

Omotayo further condemn the brutal killing of Arinze and demanded that the police charge Abdul Lateef for murder. “Nigerians cannot continue to be treated like animals in their own country,” he stated.



17 comments:

  1. I wonder what the other workers at the site meant by timing intervention of the police. They should have stoned him to death in seconds. It didn't take ALUU much time killing innocent students and i wonder why the workers wasted time in killing the expatriate. #sadface#

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    1. And you're part of the people condemning the Aluu guys abi? What makes you different? Under no circumstances should we think we're justified to take another's life, none whatsoever.

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  2. What a shameful country

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  3. It is now a norm now. Foreigners come in and kill citizens when police chiefs fold their arms

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  4. Even our media professionals are not familiar with the original occupation identities of these foreigners that come to work here. I am conversant and up- to- date with information on the credentials of these celebrated crafts men and artisans Nigerians refer to as "expatriates". These men are literally "A" level holders who have attained some level of competence on their trade in their home country and cannot be compared to our engineering graduates in Nigeria when availed level playing ground. It is unfortunate we live and work in a Country where our leaders are timid, uncivilized and bedeviled with a complex on sighting an individual whom is very vulnerable to sunlight which is a rich source of Vitamin D as a result, light skinned.it is rather unfortunate that blacks are still enslaved long after the slave trade was abolished. If the reverse were the case the Nigerian could have been killed otherwise jailed without undergoing trial in a competent court of law. I am keenly watching the next line of action of the law enforcement agency. It is at that point I shall bare my mind on this issue

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  5. This story is confusing,somewhere it says "deceased",another place "responding to treatments" another place "killing".Pls which one is the man dead or alive?

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  6. Slave mentality

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  7. Very sad only in Nigeria

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  8. Very sad only in Nigeria

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  9. One whose company, supposed to be a reputable one threatened to slap a whole me just last week, just because he mistook my company for another providing simillar service....terrible, unfortunately this was not recorded, I would have ensured he is on his way back to his country by now...

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  10. Until we start treating and loving ourselves these foreigners will continue to treat us like animals. Nigerians treat there domestic staff, drivers cooks, gate men etc like slaves, they beat them, starve owe them wages.

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  11. The time is rife to form an umbrella in Nigeria that shall promote dignity, respect and value for Nigerians working under foreigners and the Government of Nigeria should enact strong legislation against cruel and high handed foreign employers. One of such penalties is immediate deportation and forfeiture of assets in the host Country. Other measures should include long jail terms.
    Thank you Ladun for such stories

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  12. if am not mixing up stories, the said arinze is dead.. I was in the accident and emergency unith of Esuth, parklane on that day. in fact, he was brought in dead. his fellow workers who rushed him said " they were excavating a site, dont know the exact location in enugu, the said arinze was working from the ground level, when there was what looked like a land slide that engilfed him. At that point, they had to start digging through the sand to find him. the was bleeding from his nostrils and ears.. The site was really pathetic. He was certified dead and then sent to the morgue..

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  13. I hope u r mixing up d stories, star. Otherwise, It's foolish pple like you who are paid to spread lies against fellow Nigerians. Typical of saboteurs. Enugu state govt should be shamed and criticized for using foreign contractors. They owe indigenous contractors but happy to use foreign ones. How many Nigerians win foreign contracts? We are now a country of recolonization, even Arabs have become more honest, abi? Yeye Nigeria nation. Even if this story is fabricated, don't we hear abt what these expatriates do in Nigeria? Remote colonialism has eaten deep into our life as a nation.

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