A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member has been arrestedfor the alleged rape of a student in Katsina state.
The corps member whose identity not revealed was accused of an alleged rape of a student in his place of primary assignment (PPA) is being detained at the Sabon-Gari police station, Katsina.
Confirming the report, the spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, said the police are still awaiting the medical report to firmly establish the allegation.
Reacting to this development, a statement by the NYSC spokesman in the state, Mr. Alex Obemeta, on behalf of the state coordinator, declared,
“We wish to state that the NYSC is a highly reputable organization where discipline is the hallmark. The scheme will therefore not condone any act of indiscipline by any member of the corps.
“However, the above issue is still under police investigation and we await the conclusion from the force. Further necessary briefs and actions will be communicated when the investigation is concluded by the police.”