NYSC: Sports Minister Condemns Maltreatment Of Corps Member

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NYSC: Sports Minister Condemns Maltreatment Of Corps Member

The Sports Minister, Sunday Dare has condemned the maltreatment of Corps member in Calabar.

EkoHotBlog earlier reported that a femal Army officer was caught assaulting and pouring dirty water on the corps member, Ezeiruaku Fidelia who was fully kitted as cited in a viral video on social media.

Reacting to the maltreatment via a press statement Sport minister, Sunday Dare condemned in “very strong terms” the unfortunate incident.

The Army has described the “act of misconduct as unprofessional, embarrassing and highly regrettable”.

“This unfortunate act of indiscipline does not in anyway represent the NA and will not be condoned in its entirety,” Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said a statement.

NYSC: Sports Minister Condemns Maltreatment Of Corps Member

He said that the officer involved had been identified and sanctioned in the interim and would be made to undergo regimental orders (trial) in line with the extant provisions of the Armed Forces Act.

The minister said that he had received full briefing from the Director General of the NYSC about the unfortunate incident and welcomed the steps taken by the Army on the matter.

“We believe and assured that the Army with its discipline and commitment to professional ethics will make sure justice is served,” the minister said.

He urged that all military and para military personnel be re-oriented to desist from any such dehumanizing actions against corps members across the country.

The minister further directed the NYSC to henceforth intensify close monitoring of all camps to avoid similar occurrences.

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