The respect for fundamental human rights and freedom we all know is one of the paramount benefits of any democratic state. Out of many allegations of this human rights violations includes non-payment of workers which has been found to be prominent among high ranking Nigerian politicians of which senator Godswill Akpabio is an exemplary case as he uses his political power to infringe and violate human right of citizens.
According to a document obtained by this online news medium, one Chisom Amanda Eze is demanding a payment of N3,000,000 (three million Naira) from the former Senate Minority leader through her lawyers for a Public Relation Service contract which was supposedly awarded to her firm Torchblaze media concept on the 26th of February, 2016 by the aforementioned senator, with the contract aimed at the creation and managing of the senator’s social media account.
The contract was legally sealed and signed under oath with the Senator’s agreement through his media Aide Anietie Ekong, to ensure prompt payment of the contract money was agreed upon by both parties, however, the senator like a crafty fox in his bid to play the company Director’s Intelligence failed to meet up with the proposed agreement as he cunningly cut off all possible communication link from her immediately the social media page was confirmed up and running.
The media aide to the senator, Ekong, when notified by Chisom of the new development, assured her that the signed contract has been duly submitted with the only thing hindering the payment being an order from the boss.
After one year of running the page with no word from the senator and his aide concerning payment for her rendered services, the Director decided to take matters into her own hands by taking the case to court.
The senator’s media aide On the other hand, in trying to sweet-talk the company’s director into cancelling any form of litigation on the matter simultaneously got the social media account verified without her consent as her administrative right to the page was stripped off with various death threats for going public.
Regrettably, the letter from the solicitor representing the company dated 28th of December, 2018 demanding for their payment from the ‘uncommon debtor’ met a brick wall even after the senator’s reassurance to reach an amicable resolution with the Director. In a second letter which was also submitted on the 12th of January, the legal firm also reiterated on their demand for payment on the company’s behalf as no statement was heard from the senator regarding the matter till this very moment.