- An officer of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in Ondo state has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus
- The policeman is attached to the Magistrate Court judge in Akure, the state capital
- The security operative tested positive after having contact with one of the murder suspects of Pa Fasoranti's daughter
A report by Sahara Reporters indicates that a Nigerian police officer attached to the Magistrate Court judge in Akure, Ondo state has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
Though the state government is yet to officially announce the development, the incident was confirmed by an official of the state’s health ministry.
It was reported that the security operative tested positive after having contact with one of the murder suspects of Pa Reuben Fasoranti's daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunri.
The official explained that immediately after the police officer's test came back positive he was isolated.
This development is coming after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, April 30, announced one COVID-19 case in Ondo state via its Twitter handle.
The health agency had confirmed 204 new cases of COVID-19 in 17 states and the federal capital territory.
A breakdown of the new cases showed that 80 were recorded in Kano, 45 in Lagos, 12 in Gombe, nine each in Bauchi and Sokoto, seven each in Borno and Edo, six each in Rivers and Ogun, four each in the FCT, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa, three in Kaduna, two each in Oyo, Delta and Nasarawa and one each in Ondo and Kebbi.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that two officers of Nigeria police have tested positive for coronavirus in Ondo state.
The Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, made the disclosure during his weekly broadcast on COVID19 in the state. The state currently has eight cases of coronavirus after recording five cases.
“The fourth and fifth cases occurred on Saturday while the sixth, seventh and eighth cases were discovered yesterday, Sunday. The fourth and fifth cases are officers of the Nigerian Police Force, serving under the Lagos state police command,” Akeredolu said.
In a related development, soldiers and policemen reportedly engaged in a bloody battle at Bomadi town in Bomadi local government area of Delta state.
The security men were on patrol to enforce compliance of the lockdown imposed on the state by the governor when an argument between both parties started over violation of lockdown rules.
The argument consequently became heated up before turning violent. As a result of this, a soldier was shot at a close range. This is said to be in retaliation to the shooting of a policeman who was hit in the stomach by the bullet from the soldier’s rifle.
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