The Abia State Government has declared one Mr Emmanuel Ononiwu wanted after he allegedly tested positive to COVID-19.
According to a Government Announcement made available to Jungle Journalist Media Limited, Ononiwu’s result was announced by NCDC, but he refused to submit himself for appropriate medical management and isolation.
He allegedly ran away from a temporary holding facility in Aba prior to movement to an isolation center after being informed of his COVID-19 status. All subsequent appeals made to him through his phone line fell on deaf ears as he insisted that he will not turn himself in and switched off his line along with that of his spouse who was also required to come in for testing. His last tracked location was around Asa Triangle in Aba South LGA.
“If seen anywhere”, the Announcement appealed Ononiwu should be promptly reported to the nearest security agency “or call 0700 2242 362, but do not approach him without full protection to avoid infection.”
It further said “Enforcement teams all over the state are also advised to be on the look out and take him in as soon as he is found.
” All those who had contact with him in the past 14 days are strongly advised to call 0700 2242 362 and submit themselves for testing.
“We strongly advise all citizens and residents to be vigilant and take necessary measures to protect themselves. Do not leave your house without wearing your face mask appropriately and ensure you maintain social distance at all times”.