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VIDEO: "They Said I’m Still COVID-19 Positive" - Discharged Benue Index Case


A 58-year-old Nigerian-British, Susan Idoko-Okpe, who was isolated for 58 days as the index case of COVID-19 in Benue State, has said her latest result before leaving the isolation center came back positive.

Recall that, Idoko-Okpe, arrived in Nigeria from the United Kingdom on March 22, had argued she's not an index case adding that, the positive COVID-19 test result did not belong to her.

Meanwhile, she said the chief medical doctor asked her to go, having met with the requirement of the World Health Organisation.

She promised to reveal more about her ordeal in her “medical detention.”

In the video, Okpe said,

Hello family and friends, as you can see I’m on my way out of the hospital. I have just been given the test that I am still positive but I can go that I have met the WHO requirement.

“I just did this live video to say I am walking out of my detention and forceful incarceration.

“That is what is happening right now. Thank you all for your support.

“For security reason, I won’t give details of where I am going right now, but I am out of here. So thank you all my fans and supporters. I am packing my bags and baggage to be on the safe side.

“I will be live tomorrow to tell you further on what has happened to me. Right now, I am out of my detention centre.”

She added, “They (nurses) said I was still positive. I said, ‘Okay, give it (the result) to me.’ I wanted to leave, so I called the CMD. I put the CMD on the line with the nurses. The CMD said, ‘Yes, you have satisfied the WHO (guidelines). You have never been a prisoner. You are free to go home.’

“I said, ‘Thank you very much sir.’ He said, ‘Even though you are sick, you were asymptotic.’ I said, ‘Sir, point of correction, I don’t have any symptoms.’ He said, ‘Yes, I’m just using medical terms.’ I asked, ‘Can I go?’

“I put him on speaker and said, ‘Sir, by the way, you are on speaker.’ The nurses there were listening. So, I packed my things, my friend came and I left in her car. I’m in her house right now.”

It would be recalled that she had on 11th May, 2020 threatened to file a law suit against the agency if she was not released within seven days as disclosed in a letter addressed to the Director-General of NCDC by her lawyer.

Watch video;

Susan Okpe, the woman named as the index case of COVID-19 in Benue state, finally leaves Abuja isolation centre after 58 days.

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