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MD arrested for assaulting staff of Nigerian bank in Liberia



A Nigerian man, Ayodeji Bejide, who is the Managing Director of a Nigerian bank in Liberia has been arrested for assaulting a staff of the bank, on Tuesday.

Both Bejide and the staff, Edward Freeman, were at the police headquarters upon which the MD was detained while Freeman was told to seek medical attention.

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MD arrested for assaulting staff of Nigerian bank in Liberia

In a video, circulated on social media, Freeman was seen with a bloody lip. Bejide allegedly threw a calculator at him during a disagreement at the bank’s 13th Street head office in Sinkor, Monrovia.


Former  employees of the bank who spoke to the Daily Observer, said Bejide is noted for verbal assaults against employees, especially Liberians.

“I used to work at that bank and it is quite unfortunate that the MD has no respect for his staff, who he is even supposed to hold in high esteem” the source said

It was gathered that Freeman was assaulted for not submitting a report on time as mandated by Bejide, following a review of the Board of Directors in its August 2018 sitting.

A female employee also opened up that she resigned because of Bejide’s behavior, especially toward female staffers.

She said Bejide looks down on employees and senior staffers as though they are his kids, and addresses them however he feels, in spite of one’s assignment and status.