The Federal Government may exhume for autopsy the body of the 2016 Batch ‘B’ corps member, Miss Ifedolapo Oladepo, who died at the Kano Orientation Camp recently.
The Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, gave the hint in an interview with State House correspondents on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday 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 corps member died of renal sepsis occasioned by urinary tract infection.
Dalung said the President’s order was not an indication that he had no confidence in the report by the NYSC.
He said the investigation ordered by the President would only complement the one carried out by the NYSC since the first investigation did not include an autopsy.
The minister said, “The report given by the 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 opinions, then we will now be able to tell Nigerians that this is the circumstances of how she died.
“Don’t forget that the report of the NYSC has no autopsy and an independent investigation will require an autopsy. The autopsy alongside the report will balance and fortify the conclusion the government will make.”