Accident & Tragedy

Chinese company compensates Nigerian worker after he was crippled by his boss’ Kung-fu kicks

A staff of Bedmate Furniture Company, Magboro, Ogun State, William Ekanem, 27 who was crippled by his boss’ kung-fu kicks, has been compensated handsomely after he threatened to sue his boss.

According to Punch, the man’s Chinese boss identified as Master Wan agreed to pay Ekanem the sum of N3 million. Trouble started when Ekanem refused to show his Boss the content of the bag containing foodstuffs he had bought on the premises of the company sometime in April 2017, was paid Ekanem N3m.

The altercation resulted in Ekanem being crippled after Wan gave him a deadly kung-fu kick. Ekanem was taken to Beachland Specialist Hospital, Arepo, before he was admitted to Divine Touch Hospital, Ibafo.

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The company held a meeting on Wednesday with Ekanem, his lawyer and a human rights group, during which it agreed to pay N3m as damages.

With the development, the earlier scheduled meeting among representatives of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, the Chinese company and the major actors in the incident was called off.

A source said, “A cheque has been issued in Ekanem’s name. With the development, the lawyer called the ministry to call off the meeting, which would no longer be necessary.”

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