– The father of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member Ifedolapo Oladepo who died in Kano state has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to help his family get justice
– Wale Oladepo accused the management of NYSC of plans to prevent his daughter from getting justice
– He said a report by the preliminary investigative panel on Ifedolapo’s death is being ignored
The father of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member Ifedolapo Oladepo who died in Kano state has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to help his family get justice.
Wale Oladepo in an interview with Daily post accused the management of NYSC of plans to prevent his daughter from getting justice.
He said a report by the preliminary investigative panel on Ifedolapo’s death is being ignored.
Oladepo said the NYSC management in Kano state had approached his daughter’s case in a nonchalant manner which led to the discolouration of her shin after an injection was given to her at the camp.
He added that the medicine twisted his daughter’s tongue, thus leading to her untimely death.
“I am quite amazed at the conspiracy of silence that followed the death of my daughter by the NYSC and other stakeholders under the pretext of investigation,” Oladepo said.
“Thanks to Ali Ahmodu, who came up with his preliminary report in Punch Newspaper of January 2, 2017, as the investigative panel he headed indicts NYSC for negligence, based on the facts he gathered in Kano.
“The report has invariably vindicated us, and also shown that the probe panel is independent and not bias in its investigation.
“Ali Ahmodu later sent one ASP Akin Ogundile down to Osogbo, to get all evidences we have, including a recorded conversation, and photographs.
“It is about two months now after Ogundile came to collect these evidences to substantiate their preliminary report and we are still awaiting their final report amid information making the round that top echelon of the NYSC is making frantic efforts to manipulate the report using money to bribe some individuals, including some sections of the media,” he said.
“This is a crime against humanity, it is a dangerous move to subvert justice and allow evil doers to go scot free, this should not be allowed to happen in our society.
“I am calling on the President, General Muhammadu Buhari to step in into the matter as he did at the initial stage, and demand for the final report of the investigative panel.
“Sincerely I am naked and my shadow is threatening to leave me as I have not been able to get justice for my late daughter who was killed out of negligence, ” Oladepo added.
Recall that Ifedolapo died on November 29, 2016, at the NYSC orientation camp in Kano state.
Ifedolapo was said to have complained of being sick but was reprimanded by NYSC officials who claimed she was pretending to be sick in order to evade parade and activities in the camp.
However, a police report by a investigative panel set up by president Muhammadu Buhari has indicted the NYSC in the matter.
The report said the corps treated Ifedolapo’s health complaints lackadaisically and failed to take her to an appropriate hospital on time.