NYSC negligence killed my daughter, bereaved father insists

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The father of the corps member, who died at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp in Kano State, Mr.Wale Oladepo, has insisted that his daughter died as a result of the negligence of NYSC officials at the camp.
The bereaved father, who spoke at a press conference in Osogbo on Monday accused the NYSC of trying to cover up their negligence.
Oladepo expressed disagreement to the claims of the NYSC that her daughter had a urinary tract infection which resulted in kidney injury and her death.
He warned the Minister of Youth and Sport as well as officials of the NYSC against trying to subvert the truth in the case, saying this was not the time to shift the blame.
Oladepo said there were contradictions in the claims of the NYSC regarding the cause of Ifedolapo’s death.
The father said his daughter left home hale and hearty adding that she participated in every activity at the camp and she sent pictures home at intervals without any complaint.
According to Oladepo, the deceased communicated with the family and managed to send the photograph of her hand showing rashes after an injection was administered on her.
He stated the NYSC claimed that his daughter had kidney injury but expressed surprise at the claim while insisting that the negligence of the officials at the camp led to the death of her daughter- a first class graduate of Transport Management from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
He said, “The death certificate issued by the Gwazo General Hospital, Kano, said she had sepsis that led to kidney infection. I wonder if truly she had kidney infection, does the camp have proper medical facilities to have kept her and why taking her to the General Hospital with no facilities to treat such ailment.
“Hence, by implication, whatever ailment may have developed when she got o the camp could not have resulted to death if she had been promptly attended to and taken care of. However, she died out of the negligence and the lackadaisical attitude of the NYSC.”
The father said the family had a deluge of evidence to back their claims but said they would not give all of it out now just to see the report of the panel set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of his daughter.
Reacting to the question on the position of the family to the plan to exhume Dolapo’s corpse for autopsy, the father said that he would not comment on that until the NYSC had answered some questions the family raised.

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