by crossriverwatch admin
Barely days after firemen attached to the Cross River State Fire Service had a hard time putting out a fire that nearly consumed one of the cinema theatres in Calabar’s Marina Resort, reports reaching CrossRiverWatch say it took the intervention of staff of the
Resort and public spirited individuals to avert what would have been another tragedy at the famed Resort, this past Saturday.
Mr Maurice Inah, Managing Director of Pro Leisure Plus, the firm running the Resort, our source say, viciously assaulted the firm’s Human Resources Manager, HRM, Patricia Okoi, beating her to a pulp and leaving her in an unconscious state before abandoning the lady at the Resort and driving off.
People present at the scene are said to have hurriedly conveyed the unconscious HRM to the nearby Navy Clinic where the immediate medical attention she received, reversed what surely
would have been a bad story.
Insider sources say the MD, who is the son of retired Permanent Secretary and one time Cross River State gubernatorial candidate, Wilfred Inah, may have felt slighted that the HRM was standing between him and company funds he may have been trying to personalize.
While Pro Leisure Plus is said to be fighting tooth and nail to stay financially afloat, “the man has this habit of always making personal financial demands on our funds. This has had an effect on turnover and we have been uncomfortable with this”, a source at the Resort said.
Confidential sources in Navy Hospital, Calabar confirmed that the lady was brought in but declined to volunteer further information.
However, the HRM is said to be visibly shaken and traumatized by the unfortunate event.
Those close to her say she needs further medical attention as they also suspect that further effects of the assault may be visible in the days ahead.
In a telephone chat with the HRM, Patricia Okoi, she told CrossRiverWatch that she does not want the story published. She said what ever happened between her and Mr. Inah had been resolved.
“Please what ever happened between me and my boss is a normal thing that can happen in any establishment. As I am talking with you I am sitting in front of him having a drink and everything has been resolved. This is something personal and I don’t want it in the press.”
Efforts to reach Mr. Inah were still futile at the time of filing this report as all calls to his telephone indicated that the phone was switched off.
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