The Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday, hinted that the Federal Government may exhume the body of 2016 Batch ‘B’ corps member, Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, who died at the Kano Orientation Camp recently for autopsy.
It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had, ordered an independent investigation into the death of the corps member barely 24 hours after the Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps, Brig-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, announced that the young lady died of renal sepsis occasioned by urinary tract infection.
According to Punch, the minister revealed that the President’s order was not an indication that the president had no confidence in the report by the NYSC, adding that the investigation ordered by the president would only complement the one carried out by the NYSC, since the first investigation did not include autopsy.
The minister said,
“The report given by NYSC is normal and natural, that after investigation they must present their own report on what has happened.
“But in view of the fact that there are many versions of what led to the death of the NYSC member, it would be fair to look at another version of what happened, to be sure of what actually transpired.
“It doesn’t have to do with not trusting the process but to gauge the report alongside other opinion; then we will now be able to tell Nigerians that these are the circumstances surrounding her death.
“Don’t forget that the report of the NYSC had no autopsy; but an independent investigation will require an autopsy.
“The autopsy, alongside the report, will fortify the conclusion the government will make.”