Benue state COVID-19 index case, has threatened to sue the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) if she is not released from the Abuja isolation center within the next 7 days.
Susan Idoko has been in the Benue state isolation center for 53 days now without showing any symptoms of the disease. She has pleaded with the government to release her, to no avail.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire on Wednesday, said Mrs. Idoko had refused to let the NCDC and other medical personnel take her samples so they can do a final test on her before she can be released to reunite with her family.
Susan Idoko’s lawyer, Mr. Steven Eke while addressing reporters in Abuja on Friday May 15 said his client has lost confidence in the capabilities of the NCDC.
He noted that Mrs. Idoko demands an independent test to be conducted by the World Health Organization under the supervision of the British High Commission and her personal physician.
He emphasized that the continued detention of his client is against a clear violation of her fundamental human rights and that she will head to court if it persists.
Meanwhile, Ogun State Government has extended the coronavirus lockdown by one more week in the state.
Governor Dapo Abiodun made the announcement during a press briefing in his office at Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, on Friday May 15.