One Miss Yetunde Idowu, a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, serving in Kwara state, was found dead on Sunday with a broken skull and bruises on her body.
Miss Yetunde 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 staff of the Radio station who pleaded anonymity Radio Kwara, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told reporters that the corps member 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. Her body was found on Sunday night around GRA Ilorin.
Reacting to the situation, the Kwara State NYSC Public Relations Officer, Mr. Oladipo Morakinyo, who confirmed the death of the corps member 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, who also confirmed the death of the corps member said her corpse would be released to her family and that investigations has been launched into the case.
He said, “We are still investigating. We cannot conclusively say it is a case of abduction or ritual killing because no part of her body was missing. All the parts of her body were intact. It could be a case of a hit-and-run or an auto accident.
“I can’t confirm that she was raped because all the examinations conducted on her did not show any sign of rape, but we are still investigating.
“Nobody has volunteered any statement to us. If anybody has any useful information, such a person should get in touch with the police.
“As far as we are concerned, it was a reported case of ‘found dead’ with a broken skull and bruises.”
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