Turkish man allegedly stabs Nigerian staff member in Osun for disrespect

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A Turkey national has allegedly stabbed the accountant of Slavabogu Construction Company, Oluwaseun Ojo, in Osogbo, Osun State, on the left shoulder and rib.

The Turkish man, Yalcin Oktem, who is the younger brother of the company’s managing director, reportedly stabbed Mr Ojo for not showing him respect.

Yalcin had on April 3, 2019, approached Ojo for money to purchase drugs, which was given to him. But it was reported that his grouse was that Ojo did not add the title ‘Mr’ to his name on the voucher presented to him to sign for the money he collected.

Ojo told journalists that Yalcin was fond of assaulting staff members and escaping punishment.

He also said that the company’s managing director, Ersin Oktem, had threatened to sack him for reporting the incident to the police.

Ojo said: “I wrote on the voucher ‘Drug given to Yalcin’ and he said that why would I write his name without putting ‘Mr’. I thought it was a joke but he smashed the syrup bottle on my head and my head swelled up; I tried to fight back but I couldn’t.

“I called our MD, who is his brother, to report to him but he told me that he was in a meeting. I called the director, who is a Nigerian, and he told me to take pictures and videos of the incident and that the people around should bear witness. I alerted the other members of staff and before they could get to me, Yalcin rushed towards me and stabbed me in my stomach with a pocket knife.”

Yalcin is now said to be on the run.

Osun police commissioner, Abiodun Ige, said the Command had commenced investigation into the matter.