- A Nigerian socialite, Ipadeola Abiodun Oriyomi, has tested positive for COVID-19 in detention at a police station in Lagos state
- According to Ipadeola, his woe started after he was arrested in VI at a club by men of the force from Makoko
- The Nigerian man said he has not been taken to an isolation centre as should be the first measure to protect others
A popular Nigerian Instagram influencer, Ipadeola Abiodun Oriyomi, has taken to the platform to cry out for help after he tested positive for coronavirus in a police cell.
In a post made on Thursday, January 14, the man said he was arrested at Eclipse Club, Victoria Island by policemen who came from Makoko.
Ipadeola said after his arrest, he was transferred to Oshodi taskforce where he has since been. On Wednesday, January 13, his COVID-19 test result came back positive.
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The man, therefore, cried out that the police locked him up in the cell with others and did not take the measure to protect other inmates by taking him to an isolation centre.
On his Instagram page, he begged his followers to tag relevant authorities so that he could be evacuated from the station.
A part of his Instagram post read:
"They tested us yesterday for covid 19. Test came out today and it shows am positive. Instead of them to take me to isolation center or I should go to do self isolation they returned me back to cell."
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"The result is scam once they tested you. You are automatic positive."
"I dnt even knw wht to say here again ooo, other than take care of yourself pls...it'll pass and I pray u get well soon."
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"No be only positive, na fmt dem wan use collect block from Una hand..... Mafo brother."
"@jidesanwoolu @ncdcgov if he's positive then he should go to isolation not back to cell cos he's not a criminal pls do the needful."
"Sweety this is so wrong na... This police men be Wilding...."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Bolu Akin-Olugbade, a Nigerian billionaire businessman, died from COVID-19 complications.
Citing family sources, it was reported that the socialite died on Wednesday, January 13, at an isolation facility in Lagos.
In an Instagram post, Gbenga Adeyinka, a popular comedian, mourned the deceased. He wrote:
“Haaaaaaaaaa! Death Why? EGBON REST IN PEACE. Bolu Akin-Olugbade, son of Chief Babatunde Akin-Olugbade, Balogun of Owu, the traditional Prime Minister. RIP @ Lagos, Nigeria."
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