A Nigerian police officer sneaked into Ondo State after testing positive for COVID-19 in Lagos State.
The State governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Akeredolu tweeted the development on Saturday afternoon.
According to the governor, the police officer whose identity is not known to NAIJA CENTER NEWS rushed to Ondo State to receive treatment after testing positive in Lagos.
“Earlier today, I got news of another positive case of #COVID19 admitted to our facility in Akure,” the governor said.
“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 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.”
Akeredolu expressed worry of the porosity of the entry points into the state while he condemned the officer’s action that endangered the lives of the people.
“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,” he said.