Here is the true story behind the news of a corps member attack on another corper with weapon in Ondo State.
The news of a corper attacking another corper with weapon in Akoko south east in Ondo state, featured on many blog platforms on Saturday 26th August 2017, but the truth is the case was blown beyond proportion, as it was presented as a case of assault on a colleague but was far from it.
According to our findings, it was a case of a quarrel between two corpers, Yakubu Suleiman and Adina Josiah. The quarrel led to a fight and Suleiman got injured in the process.
The incident got to the notice of the NYSC State Coordinator Ondo State, Mr. Sunday Aroni, who intervened earlier today to put the matter to rest.
Though before this intervention by the State Coordinator, some sets of people have intervened in a bid to resolve the matter which they actually thought they have done. However the victim felt justice was not done to the case because he was not compensated for his hospital bills as promised by the Chairman of Akoko South East local government.
Hence, Yakubu Suleiman, presented his grievance on the social media without recourse to the NYSC management, even though it was later discovered that some mischief makers capitalized on the occurrence to hit at their own target.
The State Coordinator immediately got wind of the case, and swung into action by inviting both parties and the president of Muslim Corpers’ Association and that of the Nigerian Christian Corpers’ Fellowship to a reconciliation meeting at the NYSC State Secretariat, Igbatoro, Ondo State.
The Akoko South East Local Government Inspector was also summoned, and some management staff were equally present at the meeting.
The victim was pacified and compensated at the meeting, while the corps member that provoked the other, Adina Josiah, was asked to write an apology letter and an undertaken that he was not going to torment the victim any longer.
At the end of the reconciliation meeting, both parties shook hands, embraced each other and also assured the management of the NYSC scheme, Ondo State, that nothing of such would happen again.
Below are photographs from the reconciliation meeting;