Father of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) corper , Ifedolapo Oladepo, who died while in orientation camp last year in Kano state has dragged the Federal Government to court.
The man, Mr Wale Oladepo, a retired civil servant in Osun State filed the suit before an Abuja Federal High Court. He is seeking N100m as damages for the death of her daughter. Oladepo’s lawyer, Wale Afolabi, a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Osun State, asked the court to order the defendants to pay N100m to the bereaved family as general damages for the emotional distress caused by Ifedolapo’s sudden death.
The late Ifedolapo finished from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Ogbomoso with a First Class in Transport Management.
Apart from the Federal Government, the Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Suleiman Kazaure; and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice are also included as defendants in the suit. In the statement of claim, the father stated that his daughter died on November 29, 2016, as a result of negligence on the part of the NYSC because the agency failed to give her prompt medical attention when she took ill just three days after she reported to the camp.
The statement reads “A declaration that the officers of the first defendant (NYSC Director-General) breached their duty to the late Ifedolapo Racheal Oladepo, daughter of the plaintiff, by their failure to give proper medical attention and proper medication to the deceased, which culminated in her worsened state of health and eventual death on November 29, 2016.”
“A declaration that officers of the 1st defendants breached in their duty to the late Ifedolapo Racheal Oladepo by their failure to refer the deceased to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital when the adequate facilities to cater for the deceased’s health condition were not available at the NYSC Kano Orientation Camp Clinic.”