The Father of late Elshadai Kwasu, a Cadet at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna Hon. Danladi Angulu Kwasu, has accused the Academy of deliberately pushing his late son into a 100 meter deep lake during training session which resulted in his death. He disclosed this while addressing the media in Kaduna yesterday.
Hon. Danladi Angulu Kwasu who is a retired Wing Commander, with the Nigeria Air Force, and now a member of Kaduna State House of Assembly, KDHA, representing Zangon Kataf State constituency, alleged that the out of negligence, about 20 cadets have died in swimming exercises and NDA is doing nothing to change the situation.
Kwasu said: “My son died on 30th April 2015, as a result of drowning, occasioned by gross negligence
“The NDA took them for a camping exercise (Camp Highland). In the course of the exercise, the NDA staff pushed him into the water of the Kangimi dam (the outskirt of Kaduna) at the deepest part of the dam.
“He was pushed into this deep water from a platform that was very high above the water. The NDA only tied a rope loosely round his waist with somebody else standing on the platform above the water and holding unto the other end of the rope.