An Indian national and manager of Bolaji Drilling Company in Minna, Niger State, identified as Sattish Kasara had his seven teeth knocked off with a hammer by a 23-year-old angry Minna worker, Ismail Yusuf, who attacked him for allegedly failing to pay salaries.
Kasara had allegedly withheld Yusuf’s wages because he learnt that the worker planned to travel to Bauchi State to see his parents and feared he might not return to work, however it was gathered that Yusuf who has now been arrested following the incident that occurred in Tunga area of Minna, promised to return to work within one week. He however got angry when Kasara refused to pay him his salaries.
“I was begging him to pay my salaries to facilitate my journey to Bauchi, he didn’t even listen or give me audience; then the next day, I went to his house, forced his door open and inflicted injuries on his head with a hammer. I knocked out seven of his teeth as a result,” he narrated.
According to the 23-year-old Minna worker, who accused foreign company owners of maltreating Nigerians, he had worked with Kasara for 5 years without seeing his parents.
“I have worked with this man for over five years without seeing my parents; it hurts me a lot and I cannot bear it any longer. I am not asking for his favour; all I’m asking for is my salary,” he stated.
“I don’t know why they don’t treat Nigerians well and the Federal Government is keeping quiet over it. How can I work for a foreigner in my own country at the end of the month he will not pay; can that happen in their own country,” he queried.
Confirming the incident, Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, said that police operatives recovered a hammer and a pipe from Yusuf, adding that he would be charged to court after investigation.