A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member (Name withheld) has been arrested in Katsina state for allegedly raping a student in his place of primary assignment (PPA).
The corps member whose identity was not revealed is being detained at the Sabon-Gari police station, Katsina.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident but 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.”