The federal government will exhume the corpse of Ifedolapo Oladapo, a 2016 batch B National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, who recently died at the Kano orientation camp.


Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, made this known on Thursday while speaking with journalists at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Dalung noted that the investigation ordered by president Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday made it necessary to exhume the body of Ifedolapo who has already been buried.

He said the report made available by the NYSC on her death had no autopsy, hence, the need for an independent investigation.


“After investigation, they must present their own report on what has happened. But in view of the fact that there are many versions on 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 gauge the report alongside other opinion, then, we will now be able to tell Nigerians that this is the circumstance on how she died.

“Don’t forget that the report of the NYSC has no autopsy and an independent investigation will require an autopsy and now the autopsy alongside the report will balance and it will fortify the conclusion the government will make.”


The youth corps member, according to her sister, lost her life after receiving a strange injection at the Kano NYSC clinic.

Oyeyode Abimbola had said the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology graduate called her five hours before giving up the ghost to say “the NYSC doctors are not doing anything” because they thought she was pretending.

Following her death, the NYSC vowed to investigated and shortly thereafter, the president called for an investigation into the circumstances that led to her death.


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