A Chinese national has been accused of slashing the throat of his Ghanaian employee identified as Isaac Boateng, in Kweikuma, a community in the Sekondi-Takoradi municipality of the Western Region of Ghana.
HausaToday gathered that the company, Paulichenda Engineering, run by the Chinese national heads, was contracted to erect structures close to the apartments of the Ghana Navy flats area at Kweikuma.
Narrating the incident to the media one of the workers they were demanding their salaries when tempers flared and the Chinese boss pulled a flick knife and slashed the throat of their colleague.
The worker noted that some military officers intervened and resolved the issue after their colleague had been rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
He said: “We have worked for the whole month and our salaries had not been paid so we had a meeting and asked our Chinese employer why we have not been paid. One of our colleagues went to the Chinese boss to find out what was wrong with the salaries because we have families and we are also owing some people.
“In the heat of the argument, the Chinese boss pulled a flick knife and slashed the throat of our colleague. He has incurred deep wounds, blood traces could be seen everywhere. He has been rushed to the Effiankwanta Hospital and we pray he will survive.
“Some military [officers] intervened and calm was restored later but the foreigner who committed the crime is still walking around. We are in pain and demand justice for our brother. We are about eighty workers here and they pay each of us GH¢18 a day for the tedious construction work are doing here.”
The case has been reported to Adiembra Police Station for further investigations and the victim is still under treatment.