Insecurity Police reportedly foil attack on Marwako restaurant

A group of young men wanted to attack the Lebanese owners of the restaurant following the alleged ill treatment of Ghanaians working with the company.

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The Police have reportedly foiled an attack on the Abelemkpe branch of the Marwako Fast Food Restaurant.

A group of young men wanted to attack the Lebanese owners of the restaurant following the alleged ill treatment of Ghanaians working with the company.

The police have beefed up security around the restaurant, fearing another attack.

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Last week, the Abelemkpe branch manager, Jihad Chaaban, dipped the face of a Ghanaina worked called Evelyn Boakye into a blended pepper.

Mr Chaaban has apologised to her in a letter seen by Pulse.com.gh.

The apology follows his suspension as the Branch Manager of Marwako Fast Food.

"I wish personally to sincerely apologise to you for the incident on the night of 26 February 2017 at our Ablenkpe place of work,” he said in a letter.

He continued: "True to God, all I sought to do was to point you to something I found wrong. I admit I was angry a bit at the moment and saw you panic and accidentally resulting in the pepper splashing onto your face.

"I very sincerely regret the incident and apologise to you.

In the letter, Mr Chabban said he harbors no hatred against the victim who has been identified as Evelyn Boakye.

He said: "Please don’t feel I have any hatred for you because you got the police to arrest me and I have to face prosecution and disciplinary proceedings at the same time.

"I also regret that you may have felt the transport money I gave you was intended to stop you from taking any action.

"I take my suspension in good faith because of what happened, which has not only hurt you but also brought such embarrassment to the company we both gave our best to give it the excellent reputation it enjoys.”

The management of Marwako suspended him after a massive social media campaign for Ghanaians to boycott the services of the restaurant.

In a statement signed by its Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Marwan Mohammed, Marwako said it regret the incident, adding that "the branch supervisor at the centre of the unfortunate development has since been suspended, without prejudice, pending investigations and disciplinary sanctions over the alleged act."

READ MORE: Senior MP outraged by assault on Ghanaian workers by foreign employers

There have been numerous incidents of abuse of Ghanaians in foreign-owned businesses.

In March 2016, Young Gyu Lee, a Korean national and the chief executive officer of the PeterPan restaurant was charged with assault after he slapped a Ghanaian employee with hot pizza.

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