Six Coronavirus patients who had been receiving treatment at an isolation centre in Ejigbo, Osun State, have reportedly escaped from the facility on Friday night.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the patients are among the 127 people who returned to their hometown, Ejigbo, from Ivory Coast last week and were subsequently quarantined by the state government.
It was also gathered that the state government had since launched a manhunt for them.
However, the State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, in a press statement in Osogbo on Saturday, claimed that only one person escaped from the centre.
The statement read: “This morning, we embarked on a headcount and found out that only one person could not be accounted for by officials stationed at the Isolation centre out of the 127 persons.”
“The State Government is currently investigating the matter and will ensure that the missing person is brought back to the Isolation centre and we will also ensure we trace all his contacts.
“We want to reiterate that any official(s) found culpable will also be dealt with accordingly.”