The Council Chairman of Ayedire South LCDA, Oluponna in Osun State, Hon. Femi Idowu has been alleged of beating one Mrs. Funmilola for demanding payment of her five months unpaid salaries.
The woman, Funmilola who was a former employee in the hotel owned by the council chairman was beaten mercilessly by her boss, Hon. Idowu in Oluponna, Osun State on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Our correspondent gathered that, Funmilola was working under the council chairman for three years until she was relieved of her services by her employer.
Hon. Idowu when contacted told our correspondent in a telephone conversation denied beating Funmilola, however confirmed she was her former staff.
“ I did not beat her, she has been working with me in my hotel for about three years, she didn’t know how to do proper account, at long run, I used to be in debt which lead me to employed another person.
“She said that she wants to collect her money of five months which I against. She insisted that she will collect her money, I then decided to involve the Police.
“During the time she insisted on collecting the money, that was when she fell down and got pinched by something on her face.
He continued “ When I was going to involved the police on the matter, they said the woman ran after my motor and was injured, I don’t even know that she was injured.
“She just do Sakamanjay, she also confessed after she was given her salary that she earlier pretended. ”
Speaking on the intervention of security agency Hon. Idowu said “The police called us and we have settled it between ourselves, we are no longer going to police station. ”
The victim, Mrs Funmilola in her own narration when asked if she was beaten by the council chairman said Yes, added that police has mediated into the issue which she confirmed has been settled today.
“He was the one who called me to come and collect my salary, he asked how many months he owed me, I told him that it is five months and he said that it is one month. That was where he started to curse me and I repeated it for him. Then, he started beating me.”
“He beat me and when I try to hold him, I was pushed and he still arrested me. ”
She further explained that Hon.Idowu used his car key to pinched her face.
It was also gathered that Hon Femi Idowu paid the hospital bill for Mrs Funmilayo and also paid her lawyer in order to make everything legally so that the issue could be buried in an holistic way.
A source within the community who confided in our correspondent said this is the second time the council chairman will involve in this kind of incident.
It was gathered that last year, the chairman was reported of beating the students’ union president of the Local government which took the intervention of the state Commissioner of Police in Osogbo to restore peace.
Meanwhile, some Non Governmental Organizations, Human right activists together with Women Movement Organizations have promised to investigate this incident and take legal action if at the end of the day Hon. Femi Idowu is guilty of the allegation.