This is a letter from a heartbroken mother who lost her daughter in service of motherland. The Nigerian corps member Ifedolapo Oladepo died in NYSC camp due to negligence.
She was not given proper medical attention while in camp because soldiers thought she was faking the ailment to avoid morning parade. Unfortunately, Ifedolapo suffered a painful ordeal and her mother narrated what happened.
“You called me five hour to your death and told me to start coming as the NYSC doctors are not doing any thing for you they thought you were pretending you did not want to go for parade so they did not attend to you, but wen you started calling people from home they eventually gave you an injection. Immediately after the injection you called me again that you notice a lot of rashes on your body that i should speak with the doctor who refuse to talk to me.”
“You called five minutes later and told me your tongue is twisting they sent all your friends out after seeing all the reaction on your body after giving you the unknown injection, you said we should ask for flight and i called immediately they told me Abuja flight is Mon, Wed & Fri.
“I told you to tell anybody in the clinic that am a nurse they should allow me to speak to them a male nurse took phone from u and told me you are having anaphylactic reaction and they will watch you for just one our and transfer you to aminu kano teaching hospital but alas they did not transfer you until 5hours later wen they notice u are restless and calling people at home, boarded a bus going to kano with your sister Oladepo Kemisola Oladepo to come pick you from there, I begged them to take you to a teaching hospital around but they took you to General hospital gwazo where they have nothing or little care to render.
“They took your phone from you claiming u are not resting, from that 5pm I could not talk to you, I took a 16 hours journey to make sure I get to you, but I was called Around 3am dat you gave up,without any doctor in the hospital to assist you the only nurse on duty told me she tried her best, her best of staying beside you wen death was taking you away because there was notin to use.
“From that 3am till I got to kano I was hoping it will only be a mix up somewhere it can’t be you, got to kano and met you at aminu kano mortuary,alas it was you being put in that cold place. Amokkkkkeeeeeeeeee Mi you couldn’t withstand the agony, NYSC successful cut your destiny due to negligence. REST ON OUR QUEEN, if you are opportuned to come back to the world pls coma as my daughter. ADIEU