The Ogun State Government said on Saturday that specimens had been taken from the corpse of a woman found within the Public Health Centre (PHC) located at the Abeokuta Central Business District (CBD), Okelewo, for Coronavirus test.

It said the test result was being awaited while the PHC had also been decontaminated.

The remains of a woman were sighted being pushed on the floor at the PHC on Friday raising concern about the cause of her death.

Her death was recorded camera circulated on social media.


This came less than a week after a similar incident happened in Abeokuta, where an unknown driver dumped the corpse of a Beniose by the roadside near the GTB area near Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta, and sped away, leaving the deceased and the travel partner helpless.

But responding to the latest case, The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, told The Nation that she was briefed about the incident and so, the ministry elected to respond to the matter and put the record.

Coker said the corpse was brought in dead (BID) and that it was while it was being pushed on the floor that someone captured it on Camera.

She noted that the husband of the deceased was also tested for Coronavirus, explaining that both results were being awaited.



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