Katsina State Police Command has arrested a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for allegedly raping a student in the secondary school where was posted for his primary assignment in the state.
The student, a teenager in JSS 1, told authorities that the corps member raped her when she visited him at the residence the school provided for serving corps members in the community.
Following the allegation, the corp member was arrested, and he’s currently being detained at the Sabon-Garin Police Station, Katsina.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Katsina State, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident saying:
“Yes, the boy has been arrested. But we are awaiting the medical report to firmly establish the allegation.”
But the NYSC spokesman in the state, Mr. Alex Oboaemeta, denied the allegation, saying investigation was ongoing into the incident.
Sources said the school management and the NYSC authorities met on Monday to discuss the issue before the police were invited on Tuesday at the principal’s office where the corps member was also invited for questioning.
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported that a school proprietor was arrested for the alleged rape of a female NYSC member on the first day of her primary assignment in Delta State.