It was allegedly reported that a suspected COVID-19 patient died in a car while conveying to an Isolation center in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. His death causes a lot of panic among residents.
The suspected patient, identified simply as Alex, a Beninoise, resided in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
He was reportedly accompanied by his friend who was seen clutching his remains, seeking help, in a video that trended on social media yesterday.
Alex’s friend claims in the video that the deceased took ill when he returned recently from Cotonou, Republic of Benin.
He said he and Alex were Beninoise residing in Ijebu-Ode, adding that an officer, perhaps referring to a security operative, was conveying them from Sagamu to Owode Idiroko, a border town in Ogun State when his friend died in the car.
Meanwhile, Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Ogun State Governor, Mr. Emmanuel Ojo, advised Abeokuta residents to be calm.