As part of the move to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, especially at the Correctional Custodial Center in Ondo State, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the release of 29 inmates forthwith.
This is in exercise of the power conferred on the Governor by paragraph (d) of the sub-section (1) of section 212, of the Nigeria constitution (1999 as amended).
The said inmates are those who have served portions of their sentences after being duly sentenced to various terms of imprisonment.
According to Segun Ajiboye, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Akeredolu believes that “decongesting the Correctional Custodial Center will also help prevent the spread of the Covid-19, not only amongst inmates, but also the officials.”
Meanwhile, the first and index case of Coronavirus infection in Ondo State has tested negative twice after treatment.
This was revealed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, calling it a “cheery news”.
He says, “I received the cheery news Last Friday April 17th 2020, from our Honourable commissioner for Health and Chairman Inter – ministerial Committee on COVID19, that our first and index case of Coronavirus infection in the State has tested negative twice after treatment.”
“What this means is that the first patient of the viral infection is now completely healed and free to go home, indeed free to resume his normal life in service to our country.”
“It is important to inform us all that upon presenting with the symptoms of the infection while in quarantine, the first sample from this Army officer was taken at the Nigerian Army Barracks, Akure on the 2nd of April 2020 and sent for test to ascertain his status.”
“The result came out positive on 3rd of April and he was immediately admitted into the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) at Igbatoro road Akure. He was on admission in the Hospital where he received the very best care until we noticed improvement in his health.”
“Due to the two consecutive negative results and his stable clinical condition, the patient was hereby declared fit for discharge. This is in line with the standard COVID -19 patient discharge criteria.”