A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The former AGF, who is under prosecution for corruption, told The Cable that he has gone to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), for his medicals.
Adoke revealed that he tested positive while preparing for his journey back to Nigeria, though he is asymptomatic.
He said: “Two days to my return trip to Nigeria, I went for the mandatory COVID-19 test. A day to the trip, I got the result. It was positive, even though I did not have any symptoms. Immediately, I embarked on self-isolation as required by the protocol,” he said.
“However, up till now, I am asymptomatic. I do not have a high temperature, I am not coughing, and my breathing is normal. I can taste and I can smell. Also, my oxygen level and blood pressure are normal. I am very grateful to God.
“I am due another test soon to know if I am COVID-free now so that I can return to Nigeria. I implore Nigerians to take this disease seriously. You cannot be too careful. Let us follow the guidelines released by the government. May God protect us from this plague.”
The new cases of COVID-19 infection were confirmed via a statement on the official Twitter handle of the health agency.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria to 91,351 which includes 75,699 discharged cases and 1,318 deaths.
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