Kogi COVID-19 story takes new turn as Family confirms case



The Ejibunu Family in Kabba, Kogi state has confirmed that their has tested positive for COVID-19.

This assertion is however variance with claims of some officials of the state government who had debunked ’s confirmation of COVID-19 case in the state.

Narrating the ordeal of the index case in the state, Chief Tai Ejibunu (Obatebise of Oweland), said in a , “I wish to affirm, on behalf of Ejibunu family, that the Chief Imam of Kabba, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Ejibunu, was down with flu some few days and he had to be hospitalised the Specialist Hospital in Kabba. Further medical attention was sought the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja as the flu did not abate after some days.
the FMC, he was referred to the National Hospital and the test conducted on him by the showed that he was Covid-19 positive.
The test conducted on one of his sons who had been with him since, came out negative

The family’s titled: “The COVID-19 Case Infection: Arising” reads in full: “Our attention has been drawn to the series of discussions going on, on this Platform concerning Covid-19 index case in Kabba and the identity of the index case.
“I wish to affirm, on behalf of Ejibunu family, that the Chief Imam of Kabba, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Ejibunu, was down with flu some few days and he had to be hospitalised at the Specialist Hospital in Kabba. Further medical attention was sought at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja as the flu did not abate after some days.
“At the FMC, he was referred to the National Hospital and the test conducted on him by the showed that he was Covid-19 positive.
The test conducted on one of his sons who had been with him since, came out negative.
“The family would have come out to speak on the matter, were not comfortable with the ding dong game going on between the NCDC and the Kogi State government.
“The family is concerned about the well being of other Owes and wish to confirm that Covid-19 has found way sadly to our community and the State. Therefore, no need for Kogi State government to deny the obvious.

would like to stress that the Chief Imam, of recent,(sic) had never ventured Kogi State by way of traveling the State. So, the ‘virus’ could have been contracted within.

“We wish to advise our people to please abide by the protocols emplaced by the NCDC and play safe.

“The family is cooperating with the Kogi State Government and the NCDC to stem the spread. This evening, contact tracing and of family members of the Chief Imam had began.

“What we need from our people is empathy and no need for the acrimonious exchange of views and counter views.

“May God save Oweland and her people in particular and the state in .”