The body of Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, who died during the ongoing 2016 Batch ‘B’ National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation programme in Kano State, may be exhumed by the Federal Government for further examination into the cause of her death.
Disclosing this in an chat with State House correspondents on Thursday, the Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, said the team carrying out the examination was acting on the directives by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the cause of the death of the Osun State indigene.
Recall that, President Buhari, on Wednesday ordered independent probe into the cause of the death of the corp member including two other cases that happened in Bayelsa and Zamfara States.
According to Dalung, PMB’s order was not a lack of confidence in the initial report by the NYSC, it is just to complement it to get a clearer picture into the cause of her death, since the NYSC report didn’t include autopsy.
“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,” he added.
“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.
He added that, “The autopsy, alongside the report, will fortify the conclusion the government will make.”