A pregnant Environmental worker in Ondo State identified as Mrs. Adeola Egbebi slumped on Thursday after one of Governor Akeredolu’s aides, Dr. Doyin Odebowale reportedly slapped her because she didn’t stand up to greet him.
An eyewitness told Sahara Reporters that Dr. Odebowale, who is the Special Assistant to the Governor on Social Duties got infuriated by the action of the woman which made him slap her.
“The woman has been working since resuming duty and it was time for the environmental security guards to leave the Erekesan market when the governor’s SSA Odebowale arrived at the place with his men and started harassing the workers but Mrs. Egbebi was unable to stand up to greet him immediately which infuriated the SSA and gave the woman hot slap and she slumped,” an eyewitness said.
“The most unfortunate thing is that the SSA didn’t even care to take the woman to a hospital; it was her colleagues and some good Samaritans that helped us to take to a private hospital.”
“Consequently as the pregnant woman Mrs. Egbebi was about to lift her chair to move to another position, to everybody’s amazement, Dr. Doyin slapped the woman and immediately she fainted and the market woman rescued her with other officers to a private hospital.”
“He used a traditional ring to slap her.”
The head office of the Ondo State Waste Management Board at Alagbaka, Akure was shut down for hours after her colleagues stormed the place to protest against the incident.
Mrs. Ayo Adeyemo, the General Manager of the Board begged the protesters to be calm as she assured them that she will visit the victim at the hospital.
She added that; “Either pregnant or not, nobody has any right to slap any worker.”