A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, scheme identified as Miss Yetunde Idowu, has been discovered dead with a broken skull and bruises on her body in Kwara State.
Idowu who was a member of the 2014 batch B set in Kwara State, was serving with the Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Kwara, Ilorin.
Speaking about the unfortunate incident on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 an employee of Radio Kwara, who preferred anonymity disclosed that Idowu’s lifeless remains was found in the night of Sunday, May 24, 2015 in GRA, Ilorin, the state capital.
According to him, Idowu, who lived at Tanke on University Road, Ilorin, had gone to the Kwara State Shopping Mall on Fate Road on Saturday, May 23, 2015 and failed to return home.
The deceased was from Ogun State, but lived in Lagos State before she was posted to do her one year national service in Kwara.
Conforming the death, the Kwara State NYSC Public Relations Officer, Mr. Oladipo Morakinyo,said death was a natural phenomenon, adding that the state NYSC had contacted the deceased’s family, according to Punch.
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.”
Also confirming the incident, the state police image maker, Mr. Ajayi Okesanmi, stated that the corpse would be released to the family.
He further stated that an ongoing investigation has been launched to ascertain the real cause of Idowu’s death adding that no part of her body was missing.
However, he ruled out rape as the possible cause of the corps member’s death while revealing that investigations made so far on the corpse did not reveal a case of rape.
Okesanmi 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.”