The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Jimoh Ibrahim has died from suspected COVID-19, multiple online reports claim.
According to the reports, the police boss died on Friday, December 18, at the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Isolation Centre in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH Calabar.
However, a source close to the family, told Vanguard that Ibrahim was rushed to UCTH on Friday morning, December 18, where he died of pneumonia complications.
“Nobody should tell you he died of COVID-19 but the doctors said he died of pneumonia.” the source claimed
A police source said the CP was diabetic and had complained of not feeling well for some time.
“They have told us to report today at State Police Command headquarters by 3.00 pm to solidarity with him as he is to be given an award for excellent services but nobody told us he is dead.” the source said.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 1,145 new COVID-19 cases across in 23 states on December 17, 2020.
Nigeria’s government first confirmed COVID-19 new cases from February 27, 2020. However there has been an increase on the number of cases in Nigeria.
According to the data released by the NCDC, Lagos was on top of the list with over 459 new positive samples, followed by FCT with 175, and Kaduna with 138.
The country’s total number of confirmed cases has now exceeded 76,000.The task force while speaking at their Thursday briefing, said that the country is experiencing second wave of the virus.
One person was confirmed to have died of coronavirus complications on Thursday, increasing the fatality toll to 1,201.