Abia State Government has released photos of the man who absconded from a holding facility in the state after testing positive for COVID-19.
Emmanuel Ononiwu escaped from a holding facility in Aba just before he was to be moved to an isolation centre. He switched off his phone afterwards and also his wife has remained unreachable despite calls for her to present herself for a test (read here).
The Abia state government has now released photos of Ononiwu in a bid to recapture him and force him to go into isolation.
Sharing photos of the COVID-19 patient, the Abia state government wrote: “Wanted Person: Emmanuel Ononiwu. These are file pictures of Emmanuel Ononiwu who was declared wanted by Abia State Government after he tested positive to COVID-19 and absconded from a holding center in Aba prior to being moved into isolation.
“He is a generator mechanic, uses a Mercedes V-Boot car, previously used a Mercedes 190 brand and is believed to be from Ikeduru LGA of Imo State but resident in Aba.
“If seen, please call 0700 2242 362 and do not approach him physically without adequate protection to avoid being infected with COVID-19.
“All enforcement units at the borders and security checkpoints are hereby notified to be on the look out for him as there are indications he is planning to flee the state.”
However, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, will Today Wednesday hand over Madagascan native formulation for the treatment of COVID-19 to the Ministry of Health.
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Sunday evening during a programme on Channels Television Sunday Politics.
Recall that over a week after receiving the Madagascan formulation for the treatment of COVID-19, the Presidency had yet to send the samples to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control for testing.
There were reports from sources that the drug, which was delivered to President Buhari by his Guinea Bissau counterpart, Umarro Embalo, 10 days ago, had remained in the possession of the SGF.