A Nigerian working with Bedmate Furniture Company, Magboro, Ogun State, William Ekanem, has sustained spinal cord injury after his Chinese boss kicked him in the back.
The boss identified as Master Wan was said to be skilled in kung fu.
Ekanem’s trouble reportedly started when Wan demanded to see a bag of rice which he (Ekanem) bought from a foodstuffs’ seller, identified as Iya Melo, on the premises of the company.
The 27-year-old was said to have refused saying it was his private affair and had nothing to do with the company.
Report said the worker’s response angered Wan, and after he forcefully checked the bag, and Ekanem was leaving he allegedly gave him a kick in the back, which sent him sprawling on the ground.
The suspect was alleged to have stamped his foot on the victim before he was rescued by some other workers on the premises.
Since that incident, Ekanem has been in pain.
The victim who has not been able to walk well or stand straight, has been battling spinal cord injury.
Ekanem’s lawyer, Felix Emeruwa, in a petition to Area Commander, Shagamu Command wrote, “As we speak, our client is seriously emaciated, suffering several pains at the back and dying gradually as a result of the attack on him by the Chinese man. We believe that the spinal cord of our client is now seriously affected. We consider the action of Master Wan as cruel, wicked and an attempt to subject the life of our client to the sacred form of sadism.”