The National Youth Service Corps, on Saturday, confirmed the death of a corps member, Eunice Igweike, who was said to have been killed by suspected ritualists.
The deceased, a graduate of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, in Anambra State, was on her way to the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Sagamu, Ogun State, having been deployed under the 2022 Batch B Service Year.
A statement by the NYSC Director (Press and Public Relations), Eddy Megwa, said security agencies were working round the clock to unravel the circumstances surrounding her death.
He said, “The attention of the NYSC management has been drawn to an online publication with the above caption making the rounds in the social media.
“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 the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Sagamu, Ogun State, having been deployed to the state for National Service under the 2022 Batch B Service Year.
“A call by her elder brother to the NYSC on July 20, 2022 reporting that he had not been able to reach her sister on phone since her departure to the NYSC Ogun Camp from Aba, Abia State, prompted the scheme to contact the security agencies in order to know her whereabouts.
“Sadly, on Thursday July 21, 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 NYSC 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 Mohammed Fadah, management and the entire members of the 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.” (Saturday PUNCH)