According to the dismissal letter, Samuel Nii Boye Adjei was sacked for misconduct.
But the middle aged driver said his only offence is that he asked for a piece of khebab from the wife of the Managing Director of Midland Savings and Loans, Mr. Michael Adjovu.
Narrating the incident to, Blakk Rasta, host of Taxi Driver, a Hitz FM, mid-morning radio show, the dismissed driver said on Boxing Day last year all the drivers of the company and other staff converged at the house of the MD.
“When we got there the CEO said, ‘we are going to cook our own food and have drinks’ so we started cooking”.
Mr. Adjei said in the process of cooking, a lady joined them.
“Actually I don’t know her. She came to where we were cooking the pepper soup and she was holding a [stick] of khebab…then I told her, please can I have one [piece] of your khebab’? She gave me a smile and went away,” he explained.
“In the process of cooking, the Chief Driver and some other three guys came and called me; we went outside and they told me I have misbehaved towards the wife.”
He said he denied the charge against him and explained he only asked for a piece of Khebab.
He apologized nonetheless to the boss as well as to the wife, but that appeared not to be enough for him to keep his job.
He was handed his dismissal letter on January 2, 2014.
The PRO of Midland Savings and Loans, Ohemaa Biamah confirmed the driver had been dismissed but said an “official statement would be released later.”
Meanwhile, a legal practitioner Thadeus Sory is not convinced that asking for a piece of khebab is grounds for misconduct.
He advised the victim to proceed to the Labour Commission for redress.