In step with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, police authorities have commenced an investigation into the demise of three Nationwide Youth Service Corps members who died whereas serving in Kano, Zamfara and Bayelsa states.
The President had final week ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to the controversial deaths of the three corps members.
A first-class graduate of Transport Administration, Ifedolapo Oladepo, had died in the course of the NYSC orientation in Kano final week.
One other top notch graduate of Petroleum Engineering from the College of Uyo, Ukeme Monday, reportedly died in Zamfara State orientation camp of a but-to-be-ascertained ailment.
One other serving corps member, Okonta Samuel, was gunned down by suspected cultists in Rivers State whereas serving to to facilitate the rerun election.
Our correspondent gathered on Monday that the Inspector-Normal of Police, Ibrahim Idris, had directed operatives of the Particular Investigation Panel to hold out a complete probe of the incidents.
The SIP headed by a retired Assistant Inspector-Normal of Police, Ali Amodu, was arrange by the IG to deal with excessive profile investigations within the nation.
It was gathered that the panel had already contacted a famend pathologist, Dr. Wilson Akhiwu, to help within the investigations.
A supply disclosed to certainly one of our correspondents that preparations had been made for the pathologist to fly to Abuja from Ibadan, Oyo State, and meet with the police detectives dealing with the case.
It was gathered that the investigators would begin with the case of Ifedolapo, who reportedly died of kidney an infection.
It was learnt that the police had made preparations for her corpse to be exhumed for an intensive medical examination.
The NYSC authorities had claimed that Ifedolapo died of renal sepsis occasioned by an an infection, however the police, it was gathered, weren’t satisfied by the report, therefore the transfer to exhume the physique for additional examination by the pathologist.
A supply mentioned, “A famend police pathologist, Dr. Wilson (Akhiwu) could be flying into Abuja from Ibadan by Tuesday morning (right this moment) to help with the investigations. Preparations have been concluded for the exhumation of Ifedolapo’s physique for a radical medical examination.
“The probe would current an impartial report on what truly transpired as a result of the NYSC has been giving conflicting studies. The mother and father are saying one factor; the NYSC is saying one other factor and the President had ordered that an investigation needs to be carried out. The report shall be very complete.”
In the meantime, the daddy of Ifedolapo, Mr. Wale Oladepo, has insisted that his daughter died of negligence by NYSC officers on the orientation camp.
Addressing a information convention in Osogbo, on Monday, the daddy of the deceased, who accused the NYSC of making an attempt to cowl up its negligence as an alternative of proudly owning up, insisted that his daughter by no means had urinary tract an infection.
Particularly, he accused the Minister of Youth and Sports activities, Solomon Dalung, of attempting to subvert the reality by twisting details.
Reacting to the approaching exhumation of Ifedolapo’s corpse, her father stated the he wouldn’t remark till the NYSC answered the questions raised by the household.
He stated, “No one has contacted the household on the problem of post-mortem. The difficulty of post-mortem needs to be the very last thing to do as a result of there are inquiries to be answered by the NYSC.
“The household must know what occurred to Ifedolapo between 8am when she reported to the NYSC and 4am the next morning when she died. I cannot say something on the problem of post-mortem now till solutions have been offered to the questions we’ve put to NYSC officers.
“The household was not allowed to test her physique. It was once we received to the graveyard that the casket was opened for the household to see. How do you count on the household to verify her physique correctly on the graveyard when emotion was excessive?”
The Coordinator, Involved Buddies of Ifedolapo’s Household, Mr. Bamiji Oladele, mentioned “th
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