A serving corps member in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, has allegedly stabbed his boss for refusing to sign his monthly clearance form.
Nnaji, a lawyer, had reportedly tried to persuade his boss, Donald Archibong, in his private chambers in the Calabar-South axis of the state capital to sign his letter.
On refusal, Nnaji resorted to violence. He was said to have broken the centre table in his boss’ office and used one of the pieces of glass to stab him on his right arm.
According to Archibong, he absorbed Nnaji to work in his chambers in December 2015 and within the short period observed that the young barrister, who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2015, had poor attitude towards work.
Archibong, narrating his ordeal, told The Punch on Tuesday that a petition dated March 9, 2016, had already been written to the Director-General of NYSC through the state coordinator calling for necessary actions against Nnaji.
“I decided to write to the Cross River State NYSC secretariat via their zonal coordinator seeking for his recall and I decided to give a week of grace whether there would be show of repentance and when none was forthcoming, I sent out the letter on March 9.
“An hour later, Barrister Nnaji barged into my office, demanding for his clearance for the month of March. I informed him that that would be quite impossible as I would not want to contradict myself, having asked for his recall on one hand.
“He demanded that I withdraw the recall letter I sent to NYSC. At that point I asked him to leave my office. This infuriated him and he started using uncouth and extremely abusive words on my person.
“He became extremely violent, threatening my life, saying ‘you cannot destroy my future; I will kill you before you destroy my future.
“Nnaji did not only stab me, he took N68, 000 in an envelope from his office that was meant for an arrangement for my late mother’s burial and a GSM phone, which he later dropped.
When contacted, an official in the office of the Head of Rewards and Discipline, NYSC Secretariat, Calabar, who didn’t want his name mentioned in print, said the case was already being investigated.
The official said, “The unit is in receipt of the petition written by Archibong and is currently investigating the matter.
“Do not publish any story because the matter is under investigation. If you want to write on it, wait for the outcome of the investigation.
“It is not my duty to respond to the allegation,” the official was quoted to have said.