A car conveying some persons and a corpse suspected to have died from COVID-19 complications was intercepted by the Osun State Police Command.
The Vanguard report indicated that the corpse was transported from Oyo into Osun state last weekend, in a Mazda 323 salon car with registration number KFS 409 EH and the car was intercepted at Odo-Oba border point in Iwo local government area of the state.
However after the driver, Ismaila Ademola who was also transporting a sick person in company of others was asked to return to Ibadan since the Osun State borders were closed, he decided to hide in a bush path waiting for the security operatives to leave the point.
The car which was discovered after a police team combed the bush path, was led to Oyo State boundary town and handed over to ASP Adebayo Michael at Iyana Offa in Oyo State, alongside its occupants.
It was further gathered that one of the sick passengers identified as Yusuf Ishola, who was present throughout the interrogation died in the car after coughing uncontrollably.
Osun Police Spokesperson, Yemisi Opalopa confirming the incident said the vehicle was directed to return to Oyo State because the medical team attached to the police team suspected that the deceased died of coronavirus.
Oyo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello disclosed that they are yet to be fully briefed about the incident, but added that the state government will investigate the case.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan stated that the Osun state government will not allow anyone sabotage its fight against Coronavirus.