A policeman who tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Lagos State has moved to Ondo State for treatment.
This was disclosed in a series of posts on Twitter by Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Ondo State, on Saturday.
According to Governor Akeredolu, the unidentified policeman got his samples taken in Lagos State and was awaiting his test result when he travelled to Akure, the Ondo State capital.
When the test result returned positive, the governor said the policeman claimed he travelled back to Lagos State to be picked up by the relevant health authorities, but returned back to Akure when no one contacted him.
Governor Akeredolu berated the policeman, stating that his actions could contribute to spreading the virus in the state.
He also lamented the porous state of the border and lack of intense security checks by relevant security agencies at the border.
“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,” he tweeted.
Governor Akeredolu said he has contacted the commissioner of police in the state to double up on securing all entry points into the state.
Ondo State has four confirmed Coronavirus cases as of Saturday, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).