- A Lebanese supervisor at a popular restaurant in Ghana has allegedly abused a female employee and rubbed pepper in her face for "working slowly"
- Reports indicate that the boss also locked the employee up for six hours
- The restaurant's managers issued a press statement saying they have suspended the supervisor
A Lebanese supervisor at a popular restaurant in Ghana has reportedly abused a female employee and rubbed pepper in her face because she was "working slowly."
Speaking to a local media outlet, Evelyn Boakye, 25, said her supervisor, identified as 26-year-old Jihad Thaabn, grabbed her by the neck and rubbed her face in blended pepper, which he had poured onto a kitchen table.
The incident, which allegedly happened on February 26 at the popular Marwako restaurant in Accra, also saw Jihad locking up Evelyn for several hours despite her pleas for help and rescue.
Evelyn had to rush to rinse her face and eyes with water to avoid damage to her eyesight. When Jihad eventually set her free, he allegedly warned her not to report the incident to the police.
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The incident has sparked outrage across Ghana, forcing the restaurant's managers to release a media statement expressing regret and indicating that Jihad had been suspended pending further investigations and a disciplinary hearing.
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