A Batch ‘B’ corps member, Jeremiah Osewe, at the Issele-Uku Orientation Camp near Asaba, Delta State, almost choked his girlfriend to death on Monday over a rival corps member.
It was reliably gathered that the victim, Stella Omorodion, before coming to the orientation camp, had a boyfriend who was unknown to her boyfriend at the camp.
Sources said that trouble started when Stella’s former boyfriend was redeployed from Zamfara State to Delta State, and after making enquiries discovered that Stella was in the camp at Issele-Uku.
The sources added that the duo resumed their relationship. It was learnt that the victim and her former lover boy were sighted at the popular Mammy Market in the community by the enraged corps member who was alleged to have mobilised his friends to the scene.
On getting to the scene, it was further gathered that the angry corps member grabbed the neck of the victim and started squeezing it till she almost died before fellow corps members rushed to the scene to save the situation.
Speaking to our correspondent, the state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mrs. Esther Etukudo, said, “We got the report of what transpired between two NYSC members and our findings revealed that it was a rival love relationship; the girl was almost strangled to death by the angry corps member who claimed to be her boyfriend after what would have been a bloodbath;
they took the girl to the hospital for treatment and the boy was sanctioned for indiscipline.”