Finally, after 58 days of being in Isolation, Susan Idoko Okpe, the Benue COVID-19 index case, has been released.
The news was confirmed by her daughter on social media. She said her mother was released on Wednesday evening, May 20.
“She’s been released”, one of her daughters announced happily on her page.
Recall that Okpe had been in a running battle with the Federal government and the NCDC shortly after she was reported to have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus and moved into an Isolation center, first in Benue, and then in Abuja. All along, she had maintained that she wasn’t ill.
Yesterday, her children called on the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), to release their mum who has been in Abuja Isolation center for 57 days now.
In separate posts via their Instagram pages, the children of Mrs.Okpe cried out, demanding the immediate release of their mother.
And in the evening of the same day, she was released.
- Let our mother go! – Children of Benue COVID-19 index case tells NCDC
- Susan Okpe Idoko, index case of COVID19 in Benue state says she wants to go home as she is not sick (Audio)
- Health Minister gives update on the Benue COVID-19 index case, says she has refused for NCDC to carry out another test on her (video)
- “43 days in forceful detention, no result” – women cries out in benue as she insists she doesn’t have coronavirus
- Founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi Snr, and 7 members of his family test positive for COVID19