Edo Deputy Commissioner Of Police Dies Of COVID-19 In Benin City
Mr Francis Bissong has died. The Deputy Commissioner of Police attached to the Zone 5 headquarters in Benin, Edo State lost his battle to COVID-19 on Tuesday.
According to reports, Bissong who was a lawyer from Cross Rivers state fell ill on the 14th of April 2020 and has been receiving treatment at the police clinic since then.
The state Commissioner for Health, Patrick Okundia, who also confirmed the death of Bissong, said he died on Tuesday before he could get to an isolation centre.
“We had an unfortunate situation of a 57-year-old police officer who passed on yesterday. The story is not very clear how he got the infection but he developed some illnesses.
“Initially, there was no evidence of suspicion for coronavirus disease but when the symptoms started getting worse he was treated at the police clinic.”
He explained that about two days before his death, the state surveillance team was called to have a look at him.
He added that in the process, his sample was taken and it was sent to the laboratory while he continued with his drugs.
“He was placed on self-isolation, however, the result came out and it was positive. By the time we could get to his house to move him to an isolation centre, we discovered that the man had died that same day. It is really unfortunate and the result came after the man had died,” Okundia stated.