Ex-Minister strips hotel staff  naked for allegedly stealing 5000 Naira

Ex-Minister strips hotel staff  naked for allegedly stealing 5000 Naira

The former minister of state for education, Kenneth Gbagi has striped four of his staff working in his hotel for allegedly stealing a sum of five thousand nairas. it was gathered that the four staff were granted bail on Monday after spending three days in detention. Their bail was facilitated by some anti-corruption and human right activist who took up the matter

The victims of this dehumanization were arrested on Friday in the hotel, known as Signatious Hotel, , Delta State after they were stripped naked and pictured in the hotel

One of the staff informed Sahara reporters that his colleagues were apprehended by the former minister over the alleged stolen money. In his words, the staff said

“MY BOSS, FORMER MINISTER OF STATE FOR EDUCATION AND OWNER OF SIGNATIOUS HOTEL, CHIEF KENNETH GBAGI, ARRESTED FOUR OF MY COLLEAGUES WORKING FOR HIM OVER THE STEALING OF N5,000 FROM THE HOTEL WHEN ACTUALLY THE N5,000 WAS GIVEN AS A GIFT TO THEM BY A GUEST BECAUSE OF THEIR GOOD BEHAVIOUR.”

While the anonymous staff was detailing the incident revealed the names of the victims the arrested colleagues as Gloria Oguzie, Victor Ephraim, Rosslyn Okiemute and Achibong Precious, the source said,

“BEFORE THEY WERE ARRESTED BY THE ON FRIDAY LAST WEEK AT THE HOTEL, THE FOUR STAFF WERE STRIPPED NAKED WHILE THEY WERE PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE PRESENCE OF THE .

“WE LEARNT THAT THE DEHUMANISING TREATMENT AS INSTRUCTED BY OUR BOSS.”

More so, investigations disclosed that the hotel management forcefully made some withdrawals from the bank accounts of the four staff through their ATM cards before the took them away in a waiting van.

The four staff were charged before a magistrate court sitting in Effurun after four days of detention.

In a five-count charge, the accused the suspects of conniving among themselves to steal monies ranging from N156,000, N110,000, N5,000 and N2,000 owned by Signatious Hotel and committed an offence punishable under section 516 and 390 (9), of the criminal code Law Cap21C Vol.1 Law of Delta State.

The four staff, it was learnt, were granted bail on Monday through the intervention of some anti-corruption and human rights activists, who decided to take up the matter.

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