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Panic In Ogun As Suspected COVID-19 Patient Dies On Transit, Abandoned By Roadside (Video)


Fear grips Ogun residents as SUSPECTED COVID-19 patient died on Tuesday in a vehicle conveying him to an isolation centre in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The patient was reportedly dropped opposite one of the entrances to a leading commercial bank.

The suspected patient, identified simply as Alex, a Beninoise, resided in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.

He was reportedly accompanied by his friend who was seen clutching his remains, seeking help, in a video.

Alex’s friend claims in the video that the deceased took ill when he returned recently from Cotonou, Republic of Benin.

He said he and Alex were Beninoise residing in Ijebu-Ode, adding that an officer, perhaps referring to a security operative, was conveying them from Sagamu to Owode Idiroko, a border town in Ogun State, when his friend died in the car.

The friend of the deceased said the officer hurriedly dumped him and his deceased friend beside the road.

The development caused not a small concern in Abeokuta as residents of the area were worried for their safety, fearing that people could begin to contract this viral disease if the state government fails to move in to disinfect the area.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told newsmen that the police have visited the scene.

He said,

“We have contacted the Ogun State Ministry of Health, they have taken the corpse away with the other guy and they have decontaminated the area.

“We don’t know the cause of the death anyway; in case if it is COVID-19, they have gone to decontaminate the place."

Also, Governor Dapo Abiodun through his Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Emmanuel Ojo, advised Abeokuta residents to be calm.

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