On Monday, November 28, 2016, reports of a female corps member who died at the Kano Orientation camp filled the internet.
Ifedolapo Oladapo, a Transport Management graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology reportedly fell sick and died at the camp.
According to Facebook post, ‘the girl died in Kano camp today due to negligence. They assumed she was pretending to be sick in order to dodge parade, so they refused to treat her until the situation got complicated.’
However, Ojo Itunuoluwa, a friend close to the deceased and her family who Spoke exclusively to Nigerian Bulletin revealed the remote and immediate causes of Ifedolapo’s death.
“She left Osogbo on Thursday and I tracked her till she reached Kano and headed for the camp. On Sunday, she told me that she was stressed out due to the journey and I warned her to find time to rest.
“The following morning (Friday), she told me sha had entered camp. On Monday, I tried her number to know what’s happening on camp and for her to share me more pictures but the she was not available. I began to grow suspicious when it continued for a long time and later on, another friend called me to tell me she was dead.
Itunuoluwa who said Ifedolapo neither showed any sign of illness nor had any peculiar ailment before leaving Osogbo said that apart from being stressed from journey, her friend was given a wrong injection which led to her death.
“Her sister is a nurse and she followed them to Kano to retrieve her body. We learnt that when my friend fell sick, she was taken to the camp clinic and immediately they started giving her injection.
“After this, she started developing rashes and in few hours’ time, she died. It’s not only stress that killed my friend, their negligence also did.”
Oluwabunmi also informed that Ifedolapo will be interred as her family residence in Osogbo today.