The Lebanese boss Kaveh Noine, a manager with Toppan Printing Company located in Ikeja Industrial Estate, who reportedly beat up a pregnant factory worker, causing her to lose her 7-months pregnancy, has been arrested by the Nigerian police.
He was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command on Friday, December 27th in Kano where he fled to and was brought back to Lagos to face justice.
After the story was published, President Goodluck Jonathan, had directed that the police and the National Human Rights Commission investigate the matter, expressing his displeasure over the incident.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the story. She said:
“Even before President Goodluck Jonathan ordered an investigation into the case, the Lagos State Police Command has been on it.
In the course of our investigation, we discovered that Noine was still in the country; he had fled to Kano. Our men traced him to Kano, arrested him and have brought him back to Lagos.
Presently, he is making his statement now at the command. The issue of bail, has not come up for now.”
She also alleged that Noine was in the habit of physically assaulting workers at the company with anything he could lay his hands on, whenever he was angry. When Ossai was contacted, she said:
“I am really happy about the arrest. The rest is left to the police and my lawyer.”