NYSC member murdered in Kwara

It was gathered that a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps scheme in Kwara State, Miss Yetunde Idowu, has been found dead.

Her skull was said to have been broken while there were bruises on her body.

The deceased, who was a member of the 2014 batch B set in Kwara State, was serving with the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Kwara, Ilorin, before her death.

A member of staff of Radio Kwara, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told newsmen on Tuesday that the corps member was found dead on Sunday night in Ilorin.

He stated that Idowu, who lived at Tanke on University Road, Ilorin, had gone to the Kwara State Shopping Mall on Fate Road on Saturday and did not return home.

He added that the corpse of the corps member was found on Sunday night around GRA Ilorin.

According to him, Idowu was an indigene of Ogun State, but lived in Lagos State before she came to serve in Kwara.

The Kwara State NYSC Public Relations Officer, Mr. Oladipo Morakinyo, confirmed the death of the corps member.

He said death was a natural phenomenon, adding that the state NYSC had contacted the deceased’s family.

Morakinyo said, “It is only the medical expert that can diagnose what actually killed her and this is beyond the scope of our scheme. The most important thing is that a corps member died; the NYSC has done the necessary thing that we are expected to do; we have contacted the family.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ajayi Okesanmi, also confirmed the death of the corps member.

He stated that the corpse would be released to the family, adding that investigation into the cause of her death had already commenced.


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