Drama ensued at the Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, one of the COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Kwara State, after 15 patients attempted to escape from the facility but were thwarted from absconding.
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This was disclosed in a statement issued by Rafiu Ajakaye, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, on Friday.
It was learnt that the patients jumped over the fence of the hospital to escape from the isolation centre.
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But Ajakaye, who doubles as the spokesperson of the COVID-19 Technical Committee in the state, said the state’s intelligence network, however, unmasked the plot and intercepted the patients.
The statement read: “Earlier today, Friday, May 15th, 2020, the government’s intelligence network uncovered a plot by some COVID-19 patients who sneaked into the state to escape.
“This attempt was promptly foiled leading to arrest and return of the patients who had already scaled the fence. “The government is dismayed that these persons were among the imported cases who intentionally violated the interstate lockdown and came into the state.”
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Ajakaye noted that security has been reinforced at the isolation centre, adding that “COVID-19 is not a death sentence and there is no reason why anyone would want to escape and put their own lives and the lives of other people at risk”.