Panic In Abeokuta As COVID-19 Victim From Benin Republic Dies Inside Car
Chaos swept through Abeokuta, particularly residents and occupants of offices around Simeon Adebo Library, Kuto Annex station of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and others near the Kuto branch of the Guaranteed Trust Bank, Abeokuta, when a suspected COVID-19 patient that died was dropped at a point opposite one of the entrances to the bank.
The suspected patient, Alex, was a Beniose national and resident of Ijebu Ode died, Ogun State.
But his supposed friend and travel partner clutched his corpse to himself, seeking help in a video that has been trending.
Alex’s friend claimed in the video the deceased took ill when he returned from Cotonou, Republic of Benin shortly.
He said they were Beniose citizens residing at Ijebu Ode and one officer, perhaps referring to someone in the force, was conveying them from Sagamu to Owode Idiroko, a border town in Ogun State, when his friend died in the car.
He said the officer hurriedly dumped him and his deceased friend beside the road.
The development caused great concerns in Abeokuta as residents of the area were worried of their safety, fearing that people could begin to contract this viral disease if the State Government fails to move in on time to disinfect the area.