Workers at the Centre South Construction Company, CSCC, in Ogun State on Monday protested their 72-hour incarceration by the management over a theft at its construction site.
The workers told News Agency of Nigeria that over 30 workers were locked in at the firm’s three construction sites since Friday and were only set free on Monday morning.
NAN reports that CSCC, the Chinese firm handling the construction of Sango-Ota–Mowe Road, has three construction sites at Sango-Ota, Oke-Aro and Mowe in Ogun.
The lock in, according to the workers who were on weekend duty, was to prevent them from stealing the company’s property. According to the workers, the management also put out electricity and water supply in the premises, prompting the stranded workers to rely on hawkers passing by the gate.
The workers told NAN that they were shocked when the management ordered that those on weekend duty should be locked in the three company’s premises on Friday.
They said they could not leave the premises until the company’s senior officials resumed at 7 a.m. on Monday. They wondered why workers in the three formations had to suffer for the theft of the company’s items which occurred at Sango-Ota.