Saturday, 10 August 2013

METRO: Jilted lover sets corps member, friend ablaze

With all the happiness that filled Winifred Okey when she received her call-up letter to begin her National Youth Service Corps programme in Rivers State, this was because she wanted to be posted there so that she would be close to friends.

The 23-year-old graduate's happiness was however cut short after she was set ablaze at the corper's lodge in Asari Toru Local Government by her ex-boyfriend.

It was learnt that Winifred, a graduate of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, was in her room in company with her roommate when her ex-boyfriend set their room ablaze.

We learnt that her former boyfriend in the university, went to her room at night, emptied a keg of petrol on the door and set the building on fire. Other residents rushed to the scene and were able to rescue Winifred and her roommate, but Winifred had been badly burnt.

However, the Public Relations Officer, NYSC, Rivers State, Mrs. Violet Apollo, described the incident as "very sad."
She added that the NYSC would ensure that that the matter was followed to a logical conclusion.

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