Ondo State government on Sunday disclosed that one of the three new cases of COVID-19 discovered in the state is the suspected killer daughter of the Afenifere leader, Mrs. Funke Olakunri.
This was confirmed by the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, in his twitter handle, who disclosed that one of the new cases involved a suspect arraigned over the killing of Olakunri.
Akeredolu explained that “We have confirmed two other cases in Ondo State.
“One of the cases involves one of the recently arraigned suspects in the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, Pa Fasoranti’s Daughter.
“The Commissioner of police has been duly informed and the line tracing of police officers and others in the SARs facility where he was kept has started and their specimens are being collected.
“The suspect has been isolated from others and will be moved to the IDH for treatment.
“The commissioner of police has assured the state that there will be adequate security around the IDH premises to prevent his escape and while on treatment, he will be manacled to the bed.
“I will expatiate on all cases in my weekly press briefing tomorrow”
With the new development, the number of casualties in the state is now seven with one being discharged.
The three fresh cases include the police officer who was discovered on Saturday and admitted at the state’s Infectious Disease Hospital after sneaking into the state from Lagos State and the policeman who drove him from Lagos.
The other cases include the murder suspect and one other case from the Plaza area of Akure, the state capital.
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