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Segun Arinze reacts to alleged assault on his security guard


Segun Arinze

Veteran Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze, has reacted to a viral video of his alleged assault on his security guard in Lagos, on Monday.

The actor was seen in a footage presently making the round on social media chasing his security guard identified as Isaiah Dauda on the streets of Chevyview Estate in Lekki.

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 using his car without his permission.

“He said the boy removed the burglary proof and used his car without informing him or so,” he wrote.

@CloakedAdonis has since deleted the post.

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Speaking with WuzupNigeria, Arinze, a former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, said he is not a trouble maker and as such he couldn’t have taken to the street to assault his security guard.

He said:

“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 has left the gate open unguarded countless times. I have spoken, counseled, 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.

Arinze added:

“It is sad that the man who filmed the incident couldn’t spare some time to ask what actually led to the public outrage, everybody in the neighbourhood knows me as a peace-loving resident.”