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27 April 2020

COVID-19: Olakunri’s murder suspect tests positive in Ondo

GOVERNOR Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, yesterday, announced that one of the suspected killers of the daughter of Afenifere leader, Mrs. Funke Olakunri, was among those that tested positive to COVID-19 in the state, increasing the number from three to seven.

Governor Akeredolu, who stated this on his twitter handle in Akure, said: “We have confirmed three 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. Akeredolu said: “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 Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, premises to prevent his escape and while on treatment, he will be manacled to the bed.”

It was however, gathered that the patients include the policeman, who drove the police officer that tested positive from Lagos, the murder suspect and one other from the Plaza area in Akure metropolis. Akeredolu 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.

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