Assaulted Zamfara corps member redeployed for security reasons 


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The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has redeployed a corps member, Michael Uwakwe, serving in Zamfara to Anambra, following his assault by a police officer. .

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Victoria Okakwu, the NYSC Director, Corps Welfare and Inspectorate, explained that the corps member was redeployed to ensure his safety and security while carrying out his national assignment. 

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Ms. Okakwu said that after proper investigations and resolution of the matter, the scheme has also ordered the immediate withdrawal of 11 other corps members who were serving along with Mr. Uwakwe at Nasara Standard Academy, Gusau. 

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She said that the 11 corps members have been re-posted to serve in other establishments in Gusau as a proactive measure to ensure their safety and security. 

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“From our investigations, the corps member had a problem in the school he was posted to serve while trying to conduct a test for his students. A female student was not just cooperative.

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In the process of doing the test she hissed and he asked why she will hiss in the class because it was a rude behaviour but she had nothing to say. After a while, she hissed again and he went to her to ask why again.

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The next thing he saw written on her script was `Nonsense Tes’. That got him infuriated and he instructed her to kneel down and crawl. The girl later went home, spoke to her father and he went to the police. 

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Policemen later came to pick the corps member up and in the station he was slapped and detained for six hours,” Mrs. Okakwu said. The state commissioner of police eventually waded in to the matter, after NYSC’s intervention and the matter was settled amicably among all parties. .

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However, the director maintained that Mr. Uwakwe was not brutalised as speculated but just slapped as he did not have any bruises on his body.

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