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17 Mar 2018

Late corps member did not kill herself – NYSC Lagos coordinator

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The Lagos state coordinator of the NYSC reacted to the speculations regarding the death of a corps member killed by a train – The coordinator said the corps member did not commit suicide – He also said the late corps member was not wearing an earphone when the incident happened as insinuated by some people The Lagos state coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has ruled out suicide in the death of a corps member, Nneka Odili, who was killed in a train accident in Lagos on Thursday, March 8. The state coordinator, Mohammed Momoh, told newsmen in Lagos, on Monday, March 12, that there was no trace of suicide in the tragic incident, Vanguard reports. She reportedly died at 6.55pm at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on the same day. According to Momoh, the late corps member did not exhibit any sign of depression or anxiety that could lead to suicide. READ ALSO: Nigerians react as PDP holds mega rally in Jigawa state (photos) He expressed shock and dismay at the mysterious circumstances leading to her death on the fateful day, after receiving her acceptance letter at her place of primary assignment. Momoh said she was posted to the 9th Brigade, Ikeja Cantonment, Maryland, in Lagos. He said: “There is no way the late corps member would have committed suicide, considering events that preceded her death.” Based on information released by Momoh, late Odili, with NYSC code number 17B1169, was a graduate of Health Education from University of Port Harcourt. He said: “She was born on July 11, 1988, in Rivers state. “The late corps member was posted to the 9th Brigade on March 6 and was given acceptance letter on March 8. “She was said to be on her way to complete her documentation at Onigbongbo Local Government, when she was hit by a train, at the Ikeja Train Station. “There is no way she could have committed suicide, considering what transpired less than 24 hours to her death. “A search on her Facebook page, in the early hours of March 8 when she died, revealed that she uploaded 39 pictures, entitled Happy mood. “There is nothing like committing suicide.” The state coordinator also said the insinuations by some people that the late corps member was wearing an earphone when the incident happened are not true. PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android and read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app He said: “It is equally erroneous for people to say that she was wearing a headphone when the incident happened. “She was with her small phone and nothing like headphone or earpiece was found at the scene of the accident,” Momoh explained. According to him, the remains of the late corps member has been buried on March 11 at Ndoni, Onelga local government, Rivers state.it was previously reported that a corps member serving in Lagos state was on Thursday, March 8, crushed by a train along the Ikeja Along railway bus stop. The female corps member who served within the Ikeja local government council area and was allegedly putting on a telephone earpiece immediately lost three of her fingers and suffered severely fractured bones after being hit by the trailer


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