According to The Nation, National Youth Service Corps headquarters Abuja is yet to officially respond to the case of Temitope Adedewe, who was battered and her two teeth removed with a hammer, by a male corps member, Oluwabusiyi Adeola Bolarinde.
Also, her NYSC discharge certificate, which was withheld for purportedly breaching the NYSC code of conduct and reporting the matter to the police in Arochukwu, Abia State, where the incident happened, is yet to be issued to her. .
This is despite a strong allegation that her assailant, Bolarinde, is already studying for his master’s degree at the University of Ibadan, which could not have been possible if he didn’t produce his NYSC discharge certificate.
Adewewe’s nightmare began when in June of 2015; Bolarinde started making advances at her. She had known him from their undergraduate days at the History Department of OAU, Ile-Ife, but said she always stayed away from him “because he was the aggressive type.”
“The first time I spoke to him was when we were in camp.” Adewewe said. Both however got posted to the same LGA and place of primary assignment, giving Bolarinde the opportunity to start pressing her for a relationship, because they were also staying in the same lodge.
With every attempt to woo her failing, he suddenly decided to make her life miserable and he resorted to insulting her at any given opportunity, with Adewewe returning the insults at times, and ignoring at other times.
Matters later got to a head one day, after Adewewe told him to stop threatening him via Whatsapp, and Bolarinde allegedly went into her room and started beating her with his belt. He later picked up a hammer banged it on her mouth, making her lose some teeth.
All attempts to get Bolarinde's side of the story proved abortive as he maintained his position, citing the NYSC code of conduct, which he said does not allow corpers to give audience to the press. And till now, NYSC is yet to officially address the issue.