A National Youth Service Corps member in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, has brutally stabbed his boss for refusing to sign his clearance form. Punch reports that Nnaji who is a lawyer, had reportedly tried to persuade his boss, Donald Archibong, in his private chambers in the Calabar-South axis of the state capital to sign his letter, but the man refused. As a result of the boss' refusal, Nnaji broke the centre table in the office before using a broken pieces of glass to stab him on his right arm.
Narrating the story, Archibong revealed that he asked Nnaji to work with him in December 2015, but he noticed that the young man had poor working attitude which always caused them problems. But, on the fateful day he was stabbed, things went out of hand. Archibong said: “I decided to write to the Cross River State NYSC secretariat via their zonal coordinator seeking for his recall and I decided to give a week of grace whether there would be a show of repentance, and when none was forthcoming, I sent out the letter on March 9.
“An hour later, Barrister Nnaji barged into my office, demanding for his clearance for the month of March. I informed him that that would be quite impossible as I would not want to contradict myself, having asked for his recall on one hand. “He demanded that I withdraw the recall letter I sent to NYSC. At that point, I asked him to leave my office. This infuriated him and he started using uncouth and extremely abusive words on my person.
“He became extremely violent, threatening my life, saying ‘you cannot destroy my future; I will kill you before you destroy my future. “Nnaji did not only stab me, he took N68, 000 in an envelope from this office that was meant for an arrangement for my late mother’s burial and a GSM phone, which he later dropped."
He has since written a petition dated March 9, 2016, to the Director-General of NYSC through the state coordinator calling for necessary actions against Nnaji. The case is now under investigation by the office of the Head of Rewards and Discipline, NYSC Secretariat, Calabar.