All has not been well in Oghara LGA in Delta state as an NYSC member was gunned down in front of his rented apartment.
The National Youth Service Corps member, Mr. Toritseju Lodge who hails from an university in the neighourhood but was serving in Imo state, had returned to Oghara in order to celebrate the Easther with friends when the mayhem happened.
The incident was reported to have taken place in the night time, as a teenager he was with at the time of the murder had avoided the same fate by hiding under a nearby vehicle.
A family source revealed that the family stays at Sapele but he rented a house in Oghara, and choose to stay there for the celebrations.
Accrding to the family source"He was standing outside that night with a teenager at about 11p.m., checking his phone when the gunmen suddenly emerged and shot him thrice. They took his mobile phone, removed the SIM and memory cards before destroying the phone and disappearing into the night.”
His social media has always had very reflective posts. He once posted sometime ago that “life is all abt a moment of chances , the moment u don’t use it very well it tends fades away
This is a very unfortunate event. Death has been rampant on members of the youth. In the same vein the parents of a deceased NYSC member have dragged the Fedral Governemt to court, demanding N100m as damages.
The bereaved father, Ifedolapo Oladepo, a retired civil servant in Osun state have draged FG and NYSC to the Abuja Federal High Court.
The Late Corp member who died in the Kano camp last year, finished from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology with a First Class in Transport Managment.
The N100m demanded from the defendants was explained by Oladipo’s lawyer, Wale Afolabi, a former Attorney General and Commisioner for Justice in Osun state, as general damages for the emotional distress caused by Ifedolapo’s death.
Everything that can be done to reduce this current mortality rate of the youth should be done as quickly as possible.