The Management of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has reacted to an online publication making the rounds in the social media which stated that a corps member found dead with body parts missing days after she was allegedly abducted on her way to Ogun state orientation camp.
The scheme in a statement signed Eddy Megwa, Director Press and Public Relations, confirmed the death of the Prospective Corps Member,but stated that the remains of the deceased corps members was intact, and has been deposited in a morgue.
The statement read;
“To put the issues raised in proper perspective, the Scheme indeed lost a Prospective Corps Member by name, Miss Eunice Chioma Igweike who set out for NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Sagamu Ogun State, having been deployed to the State for National Service under 2022 Batch B Service Year.
“A call by her elder brother to the NYSC on 20th July, 2022 reporting that he had not been able to reach her sister on phone since her departure to NYSC Ogun Camp from Aba, Abia State prompted the Scheme to contact the security agencies in order to know her whereabouts.
“Sadly, on Thursday, 21st July, 2022 her remains which were intact, and not mutilated as reported in the media were recovered along Sagamu-Imota Road and deposited in the morgue.
“The National Youth Service Corps feels highly diminished by the death of Eunice Chioma Igweike, a promising young Nigerian that would have been a great ambassador of her family, contributing her quota to nation building.
“The Director-General NYSC, Brigadier General MK Fadah, Management and the entire members of NYSC Family commiserate with Igweike Family on the demise of the young lady.
“In the same vein, the Scheme extends condolences to the Ohafia Community, the Government and people of Abia State over the death of the Prospective Corps Member.
“Security agencies are working round the clock to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Miss Igweike.
“May God in His infinite mercy rest her soul in peace and bliss”.