The official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) who took Ebola to Port Harcourt has been identified as Olu-Ibukun Koye.
Meet The Diplomat Who Took Ebola To Port Harcourt
Olu-Ibukun Koye fled quarantine in Lagos and infected a Port Harcourt doctor with Ebola
Koye made contact with index case, Patrick Sawyer but later fled quarantine despite showing symptoms of the disease.
He travelled to Port Harcourt where he hired Dr. Iyke Samuel Enemuo to treat him at Mandate Hotel.
Koye recovered from the disease and returned to Lagos where he was given a clean bill of health but Dr. Enemuo died on Friday, August 22, 2014.
The truth only came out when the diplomat heard of the doctor’s demise and then confessed that he had travelled to Port Harcourt.
Enemuo’s wife and child have been quarantined and about 200 people have also been placed under observation.
Reports have it that Koye might face charges of manslaughter for his actions which led to Enemuo’s death.
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