The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Tuesday mourned the death of a corps member attached to Channels Television, Precious Owolabi, during the Shi’ites protest in Abuja on Monday.
According to a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations of NYSC, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi, the corpse of Owolabi has been retrieved from the mortuary of the National Hospital in Abuja and dispatched to his family in Zaria.
“NYSC Director-General, Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, led other management staff to the morgue of the National Hospital, Garki, on Tuesday morning to retrieve the corpse.
“It was retrieved and sent by an official ambulance to his parents in Zaria, Kaduna State,” Adeyemi stated.
“The management is deeply saddened with the sudden and unfortunate death of Owolabi, while on an official assignment during the Shi’ites and Police clash in Abuja.
“We join the entire Owolabi family in this moment of grief and pray that the Almighty God console them and repose the soul of the departed,” Adeyemi added.
She made it known that the NYSC was saddened by the unfortunate death of the corps member.
She added by saying that the DG was said to have described the incident as a sad day for the NYSC family.