The woman in the picture is MRS. EVELYN WILKIE, the owner of "MEZ 20" an eatery in Sapele. About 3 weeks ago one Sunday evening at about 9.00pm, a couple walked into the eatery and asked to be served food and the man warned the attendant not to sell soured soup to them in the full glare of other customers. MRS. WILKIE answered that she does not sell soured food as the place is a decent place.
The woman responded that she should not insult her husband. There and then MRS. WILKIE told them that they wont sell food to them as she does not want people who would spoil her business. The woman started insulting her.
A female customer who was in the place answered and told them that they are disturbing the peace of the place and this earned her a slap and she retaliated, then a fight ensued and other customers separated them. The man was infurated and started threatening MRS. WILKIE that he had been embarrassed and that they are Naval Officers.
The woman rushed to their car which is a space wagon and brought out a canister of tear gas which she used to tear gas the whole place and other customers ran out for their safety. Then the couple left. Unknown to MRS. WILKIE they went to re-enforce. At about to 10pm the couple returned with about 10 Naval Officers in uniform and they started shooting sporadically to scare residents they forced their way through the padlocked protector and gave the staff the beating of their life and brought out and even broke the head of her security man.
MRS. WILKIE was brought out from where she was hid and the man who said he was embarrassed took an axe and said he would use her as a scape goat. He swung the axe at her and it hit her ankle and chopped it off. Seeing the mayhem they have caused they all left. It was good Nigerians that took her to the Hospital and it took the skills of an orthopaedic surgeon to put her in this shape that you see in the picture.
The matter has been reported to the Naval authorities in Sapele and the woman identified but the others have not been identified. I am told that investigations are still ongoing.
Now that we know the story, what can we do to ensure that this woman get the justice that she deserves.
Thank you for your concern. It is this woman now, it could be anybody’s turn tomorrow so let us condemn it and ensure that this madness stops.