- The death of a suspected coronavirus patient has created fear among people of Ogun state
- The deceased, a Beninoise, who resided in Ije-Ode, died on Tuesday, May 5, in a vehicle while being conveyed to an isolation centre
- After his death, his corpse was reportedly dropped opposite one of the entrances to a leading commercial bank in Abeokuta
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There was a palpable fear in Ogun state on Tuesday, May 5, when a suspected coronavirus patient died in a vehicle conveying him to an isolation centre in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The Nation reports that his death caused panic among the residents.
Legit.ng gathered that the patient was reportedly dropped opposite one of the entrances to a leading commercial bank in the state.
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 that trended on social media on Tuesday, May 5.
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 about their safety, fearing that people could begin to contract the viral disease if the state government fails to move in to disinfect the area.
Governor Dapo Abiodun through his senior special assistant on new media, Emmanuel Ojo, however, advised Abeokuta residents to be calm.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that barely a week after the death of Shehu of Bama, Borno state lost one of its lawmakers, Umar Audi, who represented Bayo constituency at the state house of assembly.
It was reported that Audi was reported to have passed away on Tuesday evening, May 5, at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
The lawmaker was initially rejected because there was no bed space as the health workers claimed the only available space was for any emergency that is childbirth related.
He was later admitted after his family member prevailed over the matter but he gave up shortly after he was admitted for treatment.
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