Panic as Senior officer infects Two Policemen in Ondo Town

There is a palpable apprehension and panic in Ondo town as three policemen attached to Yaba Police Division, in the town including a DPO, have tested positive for COVID-19.

They were said to have contracted the disease from a senior colleague who refused to go for testing despite showing symptoms.

The policemen have been admitted at the state Infectious Disease Hospital, Akure, the state capital.

Sources said the female senior police officer resorted to take herbs for treatment rather than go for a test to know her COVID-19 status.

She was exposed by a relative who posted on a WhatsApp platform that her sister has been taking herbs at home to treat herself rather than go to the hospital.

The Police Public Relations officer in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed that there was an officer infected with the disease at Yaba Police Division but says investigation revealed that it was the Federal SARS officer in the division that they were referring to and he had been quarantined.