The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to investigate the death of Miss Rachael Oladepo, a corps member, at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Kano.
This followed a motion by Rep. Olufemi Fakeye (Osun-Osun) which was unanimously adopted by members through voice vote.
Moving the motion, Fakeye expressed concern over media reports last week on her death at Kano NYSC orientation camp.
He said that Oladepo was aged 26 and was a first class graduate in Aviation Transport Management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, and a native of Osun State.
According to Fakeye, Oladepo became sick few days after she reported at the orientation camp on Friday, Nov. 25, and reported her condition to the camp authorities who thought she was feigning sickness.
The lawmaker informed the House that late Oladepo was admitted at the camp clinic under the supervision of an NYSC doctor supported by NYSC nurses.
Fakeye expressed concern that the camp clinic might not have been adequately equipped as Oladepo was reportedly given some “placebo” and later injection with some substance which worsened her condition.
He said that because Oladepo’s medical condition did not improve many hours after at the clinic, she was belatedly evacuated to another hospital where she reportedly died.
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