As Police, NYSC Speak On Female Corps Member Who ‘Murdered’ Boyfriend

A female member of the National Youth Service Service Corps (NYSC) serving in one of the government departments in Akwa Ibom State has allegedly macheted her boyfriend to death in Uyo.

The suspect identified by the police as Chidinma Odume was said to have been caught by bystanders and neighbours of her slain boyfriend while trying to escape by scaling the fence of the compound where the deceased lived after committing the crime.

Our correspondent learned that what alerted the neighbours about the crime apart from her attempt to scale the perimeter fence were the bloodstains on her clothes and body.

It was learned that Odume was seriously beaten by the mob who gathered at the Olu Obasanjo Road residence of the deceased after the body of the unidentified man was found dead.

‘She was found this morning around 9:30 am trying to jump the fence of a young guy she went for hook-up with. Bloodstains were all over her so she was caught and beaten to stupor and also stripped naked,’ a witness said.

‘I won’t be able to post the video on my timeline cos it’s so disgusting.

‘She macheted a young guy to death this morning whom she went out with. She killed the young guy instantly after several cuts on his stomach and face, on trying to jump out from the fence she was caught.

‘Some bike men there said that she is used to sending them to buy weed (Indian Hemp) for her ever since she was deployed to Akwa Ibom for her NYSC.’

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Odiko MacDon, who confirmed the incident, said the police were alerted to the incident on Sunday morning.

‘At about 11:00 pm on Sunday morning, the police got a distressed call and we responded swiftly at number 219, Abak road, in Uyo.

‘One, Chidinma Odume, a Youth Corps member serving at the political desk at Edet Akpan Avenue, was said to be at the verge of mopping her by the angry but the police rescued her,’ MacDon said.

MacDon explained the police had since taken the corpse to the mortuary.

As Police, NYSC Speak On Female Corps Member Who ‘Murdered’ Boyfriend

The police in Akwa Ibom State have confirmed the arrest of a female National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member who reportedly killed a man she spent a night with.

The incident happened in Uyo, Sunday night.

The police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon, said Ms Paschaline is being treated as a murder suspect.

“She was arrested because she murdered (killed) one Akwaowo,” Mr MacDon, a superintendent of police.

“We got a distress call, we responded to that distress call at 219 Abak Road, Uyo. When we got there they were at the verge of lynching her, so we had to rescue her. Preliminary investigation revealed that she and the guy went out to the guy’s house. She said that the guy, in his house, brought out a machete and said he wants to kill her. She said she acted in self-defence, picked up the machete and used it on him.

“The CP (commissioner of police) has ordered a very ‘discreet’ investigation. As I speak, we have her in custody and as soon as we are done with our investigation, that matter will be charged to court.”

Julius Amusan, the NYSC coordinator in Akwa Ibom State, confirmed that Ms Paschaline is a corps member serving in the state.

Mr Amusan said the incident was “very sad and unfortunate”.

“We cannot run away from the fact that she is a corps member, we owe her the obligation to ensure that thorough investigation is carried out into the matter. As it is, it is a criminal offence and beyond what NYSC can handle,” he said.

The coordinator said ”(as soon as) the NYSC authorities heard of the incident, they got in touch with the police to establish if the person involved was truly a corps member.

“We have met with the police and we have established that she is a corps member, and the police have assured us they are going to carry out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident,” he said.

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