The National Centre for Women Development, Abuja has denied the assault allegation leveled against its Director-General, Onyeka Onwenu, by a businesswoman, Mrs. Olajoke Adesipe.
Adesipe had accused the DG of assaulting her physically with security personnel over her rented shop space in the Centre’s auditorium.
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A statement by the Head, Press and Public Relations, NCWD, Mrs. Etore Thomas, on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 alleged that Adesipe’s account was a fabrication.
According to Thomas, it was Adesipe who assaulted one of the centre’s security operatives and tore the uniform of another guard, who was escorting her out of the premises.
The centre further explained that Adesipe was never legally allocated the space she occupied at the auditorium, adding that Onwenu had directed that she should be formerly allocated a shop.
“She promised to move on or before February 13, 2014 as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was scheduled to attend a programme at the NCWD, it was going to be a security issue for her to remain at that location,” the statement added.
Mrs. Adesipe, has accused popular musician, Onyeka Onwenu, of assault, according to Punch.
Adesipe claims she was forcefully evicted from her shop at the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja, when her rent was still valid.
She said Onwenu, who is the director general of the centre, gave the order for her to be evicted.
Adesipe had petitioned to the National Human Rights Commission.