The Katsina Command of the Nigerian Police Force confirmed that it has detained a corps member deployed to Katsina state who raped a junior secondary school girl, at his place of primary assignment.
Command Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah confirmed the case in a chat with The Nation, on Friday, February 28, 2020 adding that the police was still awaiting medical reports to firmly establish the allegation.
It was alleged that the victim who is a JSS one student at the Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS), Katsina, made the allegation against the corps member, which lead to his arrest.
It was learnt that the girl alleged that the corps member committed the act when she visited him at the residence the school provided for serving corps members.
The school management and the NYSC authorities have met to discuss the issue before the arrest of the corps member by the Police.
Meanwhile, the state branch of the National Youth Service Scheme, NYSC, have reacted to the report and noted that it is awaiting the outcome of Police investigation on the matter before taking necessary action
The NYSC Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Alex Obemeata, in a press release told newsmen in Katsina that NYSC is a highly reputable organization where discipline is the hallmark and will therefore not condone any act of indiscipline by any corps member.