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Corps Member Assaulted by Police Officer in Zamfara Redeployed to Anambra – NYSC



National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Michael Uwakwe, has been redeployed from Zamfara to Anambra after a police officer assaulted him for punishing a student of Nasara Standard Academy, Gusau, who is a rich man’s ward.

The NYSC Director, Corps Welfare and Inspectorate, Victoria Okakwu, stated this in Abuja on Wednesday.

Okakwu said the corps member was redeployed to ensure his safety during the national assignment.

The briefing was designed to keep the public abreast on the outcome of investigations conducted by the NYSC on the matter.

Okakwu said after proper investigations and resolution of the matter, NYSC has also ordered the immediate withdrawal of 11 other corps members who were posted alongside Uwakwe to the school

She said the 11 corps members have been re-posted to serve in other establishments in Gusau as a proactive measure to ensure their safety and security.

Reports of the assault surfaced on social media earlier in the week, with a photo of a man with deep cuts on his back. The NYSC also debunked that report by sharing a photo of the corps member, adding that he “has since put the matter behind him.”

See his photo below:


  1. nunulicious

    March 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    erm is that all?
    any punishment for the uniformed officer and the rich bastard who hurt the corps member?

  2. Aibee

    March 9, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Is that all? Is the NYSC gong to take up this matter against the Police and the school authorities? Heads should roll over this! But this is Naija so we relocate the victim and leave the offender.

  3. FasholasLover

    March 9, 2017 at 10:08 am

    This Nigeria is all messed up. So, a rich man just hires a policeman and go beat up a Corp member and the NYSC Sec’ settled the matter in house? Is the govt’ not supposed to be acting in loco parentis? The thing is, parents should be wary when the posting is to the North. Those people are not very tolerant. Not that we have not seen parents beat up teachers elsewhere before, but this here is a Corp member. Who watches out for them? This corper should make some money. Where are the good lawyers?

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