Governor Akeredolu Confirms New “Unique” Covid19 Case In Ondo
Governor Arakunrin Akeredolu of Ondo State has confirmed new Covid19 case in his state.
Governor Akeredolu said that earlier today, he got news of another positive case of COVID19 admitted to the state facility in Akure.
The case of this individual who is a police officer is unique, according to him.
He said the patient was tested in Lagos but came to Ondo state while awaiting his results . Upon receiving a positive result, he claimed to have returned back to Lagos.
According to him, he waited a few days in Lagos to be picked up. When this failed, he panicked and rushed back to Akure for treatment.
Reacting, Governor Akeredolu said:
“While we appreciate the confidence reposed in our facilities, we do find it most reckless on the part of the officer of the law to risk the lives of others.
“I am most disappointed in the level of porosity of the entry points to the state. The police officer should know better.
“I have contacted the commissioner of police to double up on securing our entry points.”
Ever since the governor announced the incident, concerned residents of the state have lamented the poor state of the state’s borders.
One even called for the prosecution of the policemen if and when he recovers.
Citizen Henry said: “Sir , I left a message on your twitter handle few days ago on how porous our borders are …
“People are coming in to Ondo State daily especially from Lagos which has become an epicenter for Covid19.
“I heard from reliable source that the policemen at entry are being compromised.
Citizen Omobomi said: “The police officer who tested positive to be 4th case in Ondo State should be prosecuted after recovery.
“And the Commissioner of Police should be queried or suspended. I hate what I don’t like. Careless government!”
Another citizen reported a story of how some officers are the ones moving people through the borders despite the lockdown.