Army Chief, Gen. Yahaya, Seeks Pardon for Female Soldier’ who got engaged by NYSC Corper member
In the spirit of the Christmas season, the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Faruq Yahaya, wants a female soldier who publicly accepted the proposal of a male youths corps member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kwara State to be pardoned, it was learnt.
PRNigeria learnt from credible sources in the Nigerian military that Gen. Yahaya, in the last few days, made overtures to the leadership of the Nigerian armed forces, requesting that the soldier be pardoned.
However, the COAS maintained that the erring soldier should be strongly reprimanded against engaging in any kind of act that contravenes the military code of conduct for its officers and men, the sources said.
The Military authority has considered the appeal of the Army Chief and ordered the release of the soldier to enjoy Christmas with family and friends.
Recalled that a video of a male corps member proposing to a female soldier at the Yikpata Orientation Camp of the NYSC in Kwara State recently surfaced online and went viral.
In one of the video clips, some corps members are seen having a discussion at a venue believed to be the parade ground of the orientation camp.
The discussion is still on when the yet-to-be-identified corps member, who is seen holding a ring, goes down on one knee and pops the question to the soldier with the lady accepting the proposal.
The corps member goes on to insert the ring in the finger of the visibly excited soldier amid cheers from others at the scene.