The Akwa Ibom State government has intercepted the corpse of a COVID-19 victim suspected to have been smuggled into the state from Lagos State.

It has since buried the corpse in accordance with the Covid-19 regulations. Health Commissioner Dominic Ukpong said in Uyo that six persons who

transported the corpse were quarantined pending the outcome of their test for COVID-19.

He maintained that the deceased was transported in an ambulance from Lagos State on the night of Wednesday 6th May, 2020 and arrived Akwa Ibom State borders in the early hours of Thursday.


“But for the alertness of the police officers posted to our borders, the corpse would have successfully made it to its destination in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area,” he said.

The Commissioner was alarmed that Six (6) men bearing a corpse made it past other State borders without being intercepted.


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