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A commissioner beats up an NYSC member



Police in Ekiti State has arrested the state’s
Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr. Kayode Olaosebikan, for
questioning over the beating up of a National Youths Service Corps,
NYSC, member at a registration unit in Otun Ekiti, Moba Local
Government Area of the state.
Olaosebikan, who is also the Chairman, NYSC board in the state,
was seen at the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, making
his statement.
Olaosebikan allegedly beat up a youth corps member, Mr. Thompson
Enobong, NYSC number EK/13c/1859, who is one of the NYSC
members assisting INEC in the just-concluded registration.
Enobong was subsequently rushed to the Federal Medical Centre,
FMC, Ido Ekiti, where he is said to be receiving treatment.
Olaosebikan, however, denied beating up the corps member, saying he
merely protected him.
Vanguard also gathered that a soldier, Private Clement John is being
interrogated by the police for disrupting the exercise in Emure Ekiti.
The soldier, who claimed to be serving in an Army unit in Borno
State, was reportedly over powered by others at the registration unit
and handed over to the police. John has equally been transferred to
Ado Ekiti for further investigation.
Also one Paul Ezekiel was arrested in Ikere Ward 2 for allegedly
threatening officials of Independent National Electoral Commission,
INEC, during the rush for registration.
Spokesman of the state police command, Mr. Victor Babayemi, who
confirmed the two cases, said the soldier would be handed over to the
Army formation in Ondo State to ascertain whether or not he is a
Meanwhile, the Director-General, Prince Adedayo Adeyeye
Movement, PAAM, the political organisation of one of the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial aspirants, Bisi Kolawole,
has called on the relevant authorities to protect NYSC members.

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