The body of a 26-year-old National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, member,
identified as Ernest, was, Wednesday, recovered from his one room
apartment after he reportedly took a poisonous substance.
Reports indicated that the young man, who was in love with a fellow
NYSC member, Chioma Okewuru, went berserk when the girl came back from
her village over the weekend with a ring from a man she had promised to
Ernest, who is from Edo State and a graduate of the University of
Benin, was posted to Cross River State in October, where he met and fell
in love with Chioma, and both were serving in Redemption
Secondary School, Ofombogha 1 in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State.
Mr. Noah Ntuen, Acting Divisional Police Officer for Obubra told
Vanguard on phone: “The girl had told the guy that she would not marry
him, but that they could be friends. So when she came back from home
last weekend and showed him the ring her husband-to-be gave her, the
young man became furious.
A source in the school told Vanguard: “They met at the NYSC
Orientation Camp at Abrekpe-Ebokpo and as luck would have it, they were
both posted to the same school where they had a relationship going.
“He had the hope the whole thing would end in marriage, but Chioma already had another person she wants to marry.”
Ntuen said the body had been deposited in the mortuary of Obubra
General Hospital, while Chioma is with the police, where investigations
on the circumstances surrounding the tragic death are in progress.
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