Pregnant woman reportedly dies during COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun

Pregnant woman reportedly dies during COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun

- A pregnant woman on her way to the hospital has reportedly died at a police checkpoint

- The motorcycle rider conveying the woman was said to have violated the social distancing directive

- The Ogun state police has absolved its officers of blame over the woman’s death

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A pregnant woman who was being taken to hospital for delivery on a motorcycle has reportedly died at a police checkpoint after officers allegedly stopped the motorcycle for carrying three people.

The occupants on the motorcycle were said to have been stopped by the police officers for carrying more than two occupants in violation of the social distancing order, The Tribune reports.

Pregnant woman reportedly dies during COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun

The police have been accused of causing the death of a pregnant woman in Ogun state. Photo credits: Vanguard
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The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident but absolved the police of blame over the woman’s death.

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He said the police officers enforcing the state government directive on social distancing stopped and interrogated the occupants of the motorcycle rider for carrying three people in defiance to the physical distancing directive.

Oyeyemi, however, pointed out that the officers allowed the motorcycle pass the checkpoint when they were informed that the woman was being conveyed to the hospital for delivery.

In another report, the senator representing Uyo senatorial district at the National Assembly, Senator Albert Bassey popularly known as Oba has called for continuous prayers over the coronavirus pandemic facing the world.

Oba who called for more dedication to God said covid-19 and other issues affecting humanity will have a solution soon.

In a statement sent to Legit.ng, he urged Christian faithful to trust in God and his miracles of divine intervention in all matters.

The senator made the statement while meeting with some men of God across Akwa Ibom state recently.

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While thanking them for the visit, he said he is committed to the development of Akwa Ibom state, and that he has over the years supported several religious organizations in the state and beyond.

Responding, snr Apostle Nabaham Abraham, Pastor Ekpa and others appreciated the distinguished senator for hosting them and also promising to take the message of love and unity to other ministers who were willing to come but could not because of covid 19.

The senator also reiterated his plan to partner with Microsoft to train the youths of Akwa Ibom State on ICT and other forms of skills acquisitions.

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