There was confusion among corps members at the Bayelsa State Orientation Camp in Kaiama, Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area of the state following the death of a female member of the National Youth Service Corps under mysterious circumstances.
The female corps member, who was identified as Miss Elechi Chinyerem, aged 27, reportedly died on Tuesday, after excessive menstrual bleeding and vomiting after arrival at the camp.
Elechi, a graduate of the Ignatius Azuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, was confirmed dead about 9pm on Tuesday five days after arriving at the camp.
According to her colleagues the deceased looked “terribly sick” since she arrived at the camp and could not participate in some opening sessions at the camp.
Some officials of the NYSC claimed that the development was a case of “non-disclosure” of state of health by the corps member.
s learnt that a search on her hostel section showed signs of excessive bleeding with her clothing and sanitary pads soaked in blood.
It was also learnt that the deceased corps member reportedly relapsed into ill-health and was rushed to the sick bay of the camp at about 8pm on Tuesday.
A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said,
“The doctor at the NYSC camp’s clinic immediately referred her to the state-owned Diette-Koki Memorial Hospital in the Opolo area of Yenagoa, the state capital, where she was confirmed dead.”