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PANIC In Osogbo As Foreigner Stabs Nigerian Accountant

A Turkish national, Yalcin Oktem has allegedly stabbed one Oluwaseun Ojo, the Accountant of an Osogbo-based Slavabogu Construction Company, managed by the Turks, for not writing the prefix ‘Mr’ in front of his name on the voucher presented to him to sign for the money he collected.

Ojo, who spoke with newsmen, said Yalcin, who is the younger brother of the managing director of the company, was fond of assaulting the workers and getting away with it.

He noted that the managing director of the company, Ersin Oktem, also threatened to sack him (Ojo) for reporting the incident to the police.

Yalcin Oktem, is currently on the run after the alleged stabbing incident.

Construction site of the company in Osogbo

It was gathered that Yalcin had, on April 3, 2019, approached Ojo for money to purchase drugs, which was given to him.

He said, “Yalcin came to meet me that he needed money to buy drugs for his ailment and I asked him the amount he needed which he said I should give him any amount. I asked if N10,000 was okay and he said I should give him N3,000, which I did.

“He went to town to buy the drugs and when he came back, he gave me the receipt and a balance of N600 and I told him to wait to sign the voucher indicating that he collected the money.

“I wrote on the voucher ‘Drug given to Yalcin’ and he said that why would I write his name without putting Mr. I thought it was a joke but he smashed the syrup bottle on my head and my head swelled up; I tried to fight back but I couldn’t.

“I called our MD, who is his brother, to report to him but he told me that he was in a meeting. I called the director, who is a Nigerian, and he told me to take pictures and videos of the incident and that the people around should bear witness. I alerted the other members of staff and before they could get to me, Yalcin rushed towards me and stabbed me in my stomach with a pocket knife.

“I didn’t even know he had stabbed me until I saw blood rushing out of my body. He stabbed me again on my hand and people started shouting that I should run. He also stabbed another worker, who tried to separate us.

“I ran into another building in the premises and he ran after me holding my neck. As I’m speaking now, I can’t control my neck; I have had to use neck support.

“To my surprise, when I was in hospital, the MD called me asking why I had not resumed office and I told him that I was in hospital and he said he was going to terminate my appointment”.

It was later learnt that the matter was reported at the Estate Police Station in Osogbo.

When contacted, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abiodun Ige, confirmed the incident and stated that the command had commenced investigation into the matter.

She said, “A case of assault occasioning harm was reported at the Estate Police Station involving an expatriate, Yalcin Oktem. He allegedly stabbed the complainant on his left shoulder and rib.

“The matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for proper investigation. We are already working on the information at our disposal”, she added.