Health of pregnant woman assaulted by Lebanese boss deteriorates; requires urgent blood transfusion

Alexandra Ossai ... Photo Credit: Linda Ikeji Blog

Mrs. Ossai may not get this life saving treatment if she does not get financial assistance.

The health of Alexandra Ossai, the woman who was allegedly physically assaulted by her Lebanese boss causing her to lose her seven months old pregnancy has drastically deteriorated to the extent that her doctor has advised that she gets an immediate blood transfusion to save her life, PREMIUM TIMES has been told.

“I just finished talking with the surgeon that did the emergency surgery and he said her condition has worsen sharply since yesterday,” said Courage Erhuen, Mrs. Ossai’s lawyer.

“Her stitches were removed today but the doctor said she is very weak and under serious emotional trauma. He said she needs immediate blood transfusion or else her situation would get worse,” Mr. Erhuen added.

According to Mr. Erhuen, her condition has got so bad that she can hardly talk without feeling intense pain.

On December 13, Kaveh Noine, her manager at a Lebanese owned printing firm, Toppan Printing Company, allegedly assaulted her for not properly discarding a used carton.

The alleged assault was so vicious that it was said to have broken her placenta and damaged the face of her seven months old foetus. She underwent an emergency surgery to remove the foetus.

Mrs. Ossai may not get this life saving treatment if she does not get financial assistance. In fact, she is yet to pay the hospital bill for the emergency surgery done on her two weeks ago. Most of her other bills since the incident has been covered by Mr. Erhuen.

Mrs. Ossai earned a paltry N12,000 salary from her place of work. On Saturday when PREMIUM TIMES visited the hospital she hasn’t eaten any food by 2.30 p.m.

Despite the order from President Goodluck Jonathan, who got interested in the case after the news of her maltreatment went viral on social media, that top members of his cabinet should supervise the investigation and provide support for Mrs. Ossai, she is yet to receive any help whatsoever.

Also, on Saturday, relatives of Mrs Ossai expressed concern that the police might be surreptitiously working to exonerate Mr. Noine and his company, Toppan.

However, the police have denied this saying it is doing everything to properly investigate the matter.

The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Umar Tanko, has called a meeting between representatives of Mrs. Ossai and Toppan tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.

Meanwhile, Mr. Erhuen has concluded plans to institute a civil action in court against Mr. Noine and Toppan on Monday pending the outcome of the police investigation.


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