Posted by News Express | 26 April 2020 | 1,078 times
By KAYODE AJIBOYE
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has condemned the action of a police officer who allegedly sneaked out of Lagos State for Akure, the Ondo State capital, after testing positive for COVID-19.
The governor made the revelation Saturday via his verified Twitter handle, @RotimiAkeredolu while confirming the unnamed police officer as the latest COVID-19 patient in the state.
Akeredolu described the action of the police officer, which had exposed others to the risk of infection, as “reckless” and unbecoming of an officer of the law.
He also frowned at the complicity of the security officials manning the entry points to the state, which enabled people to travel around freely despite the lockdown currently in force.
The governor said “Earlier today, I got news of another positive case of #COVID19 admitted to our facility in Akure. The case of this individual who is a police officer is unique. He 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.
“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.” (Independent)
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