The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has described as flase, reports that one hand of a youth corps member who was attacked by hoodlums in Bayelsa state was chopped off, adding that the report was embarrassing considering the fact that both hands of the corps member were intact after the attack
“To put the record straight, it is worthy of note that Miss Folakemi Akinbode, a corps member serving with the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobi was attacked by hoodlums believed to be armed robbers.
“Miss Folakemi Akinbode’s hand was not chopped off. Her two hands are intact but for the injuries sustained in her right hand during the attack. The extent of the injuries inflicted on her was exaggerated by the various media organisations that published the story,” NYSC said in a statement Friday in Abuja.
The NYSC explained further that the corps member was presently receiving treatment at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobi, adding that the Bayelsa state government was making arrangement to fly her abroad for further medical treatment.
“We therefore urge members of the press to always cross check their source of information to avoid publishing stories capable of misleading the general public.
“The general public should therefore disregard the exaggeration of some of the publications,” the statement said.