Fear Rises As Oyo Attorney-General Reportedly Contracts COVID-19

As the country, on Wednesday, recorded a new daily rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, the attorney-general of Oyo State, Oyelowo Oyewo (SAN) , has reportedly tested positive for the deadly disease.

On Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported a total of 1,664 new cases which ranks as the country’s highest daily figure so far since the index case was first recorded on February 27, 2020.

Meanwhile, palpable fear has risen among workers and residents of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, as one other professor, a law lecturer has also tested positive for Coronavirus, according to PREMIUM Times

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While trying to verify the rumours, Oyewo neither picked his call nor replied to a text message sent to him on the matter. The chief press secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Taiwo Adisa, simply said; “I don’t comment on what I don’t know.”

But, a top management official at the university, who does not want to be named due to the confidentiality of the matter, confirmed that both Oyewo and a professor of African History at the university’s department of history and strategic studies, faculty of arts, Rufus Akinyele, are down with the disease.

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PREMIUM TIMES, however, learnt that while Akinyele has been discharged from an isolation centre at the infectious disease hospital (IDH), Yaba, Lagos, and recuperating at his official quarters on the campus, Oyewo who was recently hosted at a reception in his honour over his attainment of the status of a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), is on self-isolation at an undisclosed location.


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