Veteran actor, Segun Arinze, who was captured on camera, chasing his ‘househelp’, Isaiah Daud, after allegedly brutalizing him for using his car and removing his bulglary proof has finally opened up on why he assaulted Daud, in the video that went viral on social media on Monday.
A Twitter user @CloakedAdonis had posted the video with a caption alleging that the actor assaulted his domestic staff for breaking the burglary of his house and also for using his car without his permission.
“He said the boy removed the burglary proof and used his car without informing him or so,”@CloakedAdonis tweeted.
However, speaking with The PUNCH on Monday evening, Arinze, said he was not a trouble maker and that he couldn’t have taken to the street to assault his security guard.
“Isaiah has been working with me for over a year, I take him as a younger brother and I never treated him like a staff; but his excesses are too much.
“He leaves his duty post at will without informing anyone in the house.
“He left the gate open unguarded countless times. I have spoken, counselled, gotten angry many times, to no avail.
“On Sunday, he left the house without informing me; he returned on Monday afternoon, saying he went for a party and forgot my gate key at his friend’s house.
“At that point, I couldn’t bottle up my anger any longer, so, I slapped him.”
“It is sad that the man who filmed the incident couldn’t spare some time to ask what led to the public outrage.
“Everybody in the neighbourhood knows me as a peace-loving resident.”