Susan Okpe Idoko, the Index case of COVID19 in Benue state says she wants to go home as she is not sick. Few days ago, Idoko posted a video online in which she accused the Federal government of detaining her against her will. She tested positive for the virus shortly after her return from the UK in March.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Tuesday April 14th, denied her claim, saying she has been tested twice for the virus and it came back positive but she has not shown any symptom of the viral disease. The minister said she cannot be released because the disease is infectious and some patients remain asymptomatic. He said a third test would be carried out on her soon and if it comes back negative, she would be discharged.
In a chat with Channels TV from the Abuja Isolation center, Okpe said she has not been treated since arriving the Abuja Isolation center. According to her, she is not sick. She added that she doesn’t trust Nigerian doctors and is demanding they allow her return to the UK.
”I am not sick, I am being held here. I came in for my mum’s burial but because of this lockdown, it’s being postponed. If the burial is not holding let me go and meet my children in London. I am not sick.”