Nollywood star Segun Arinze was in the news on Monday after committing an unfortunate assault on his bodyguard.
The Nollywood icon was captured on camera landing heavy slaps on his employee, who is his security or ‘gateman’.
The video got people jumping on Arinze’s neck for committing assault.
But in an interview with Punch, he has tried to justify his actions.
According to him, he has been very patient and very reasonable with his security guard but he kept misbehaving, which is why he lost his temper.
“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,” Arinze revealed.
He added: “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.”