There were indications yesterday that authorities of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Cross River State have forced a corps member, Ezeiruaku Ifeyinwa Fidelis, who was allegedly assaulted by a female Army officer of 13 Brigade Command Calabar, Lt. Chika Viola Anele, over an argument, to leave the state.
It was learnt that Miss Fidelis has been allowed to go to her lodge and a flight has been booked for her to leave Calabar for Lagos today.
This followed arrest of Lt. Anele by the Military Police after a report that she had allegedly bathed a youth corps member, with a liquid substance over an argument.
When contacted by Vanguard last night, the Cross River NYSC PRO refused to comment on the story.
However, a reliable staff member of the state NYSC, who spoke in confidence, confirmed the incident, noting that NYSC State Coordinator, Zemoh Andrew, had been on the matter with leadership of the 13th brigade.
More details later...