A police officer who tested for COVID-19 was on Saturday admitted at the Ondo State Isolation Centre.
A statement by the Ondo State governor, Arakuntin Okuwarotimi Akeredolu, disclosed this development.
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 test results.”
The governor added that the officer claimed to have returned to Lagos, upon the receipt of his positive result.
Governor Akeredolu added, “According to the officer of the law, he waited a few days 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 fins it most reckless on the part of the officer of the law to risk the lives of others.”
Expressing his disappointment at the porosity of the entry point to the state, Governor Akeredolu said that the police officer ought to know better, adding, “I have contacted the state Commissioner of Police to double up on securing our entry points.”