A Chinese identified as Chang Njaga, is in trouble for cutting the finger of one of his Nigerian factory workers, Nsikak Tommy, at Xin Xin Quarry located in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, where they both work.
It was gathered that Njaga was angry that the 23-year-old Tommy did not put on the generating set fast enough when power went off and allegedly attacked the victim with a water hose, but later used a machete on his victim, cutting off his finger in the process.
An eyewitness to the attack, Ene Bassey, narrated how it all played out:
“The incident happened at about 4.30pm on Saturday. The Chinese man was angered by the Nigerian’s slow response when he was told to turn on a generator at the quarry. Chang had initially started with insults on the Nigerian, but later attacked Nsikak Tommy with a water hose.
But as Tommy tried to escape from the assault, Chang chased him with a machete. He first deflated the tyres of Tommy’s motorcycle to prevent him from fleeing and tried to cut his head.
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Instinctively, Tommy raised his hand to block the cut aimed at his head. In the process, the machete cut off one of his fingers. He was left in a pool of blood as he cried for help.
After the incident, owners of the Xin Xin Quarry, who also own two other quarries in Akamkpa known as Expanded and Fughou Quarries, rather than attend to the injured man, ferried the Chinese man to Calabar and had him hidden.
It was Tommy’s fellow Nigerian workers at the quarry that managed to take him for treatment at the Bakor Medical Centre in Calabar.”
It was learnt that the aggressor was later trailed to Calabar, the state capital where he was arrested but later released Njaga on bail.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP John Eluu, confirmed the incident but said it was being handled by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in charge of the Akamkpa Division, adding that Chang was arrested but released on bail after they had agreed to settle the matter.
via The Pulse