There was mild drama at the Oyo State isolation centre Saturday, August 8, when a recovered COVID-19 patient refused to go home with her father, choosing instead to go with a soldier she met at the isolation centre.
About 20 people were discharged from the Infectious Disease Centre in Olodo, Ibadan, Oyo State, after they were treated for COVID-19.
Relatives of those discharged were outside waiting for them but one particular woman had two people waiting to pick her up. Her father, a pastor, was one of those waiting to take her home. A soldier she met at the isolation centre who got discharged before her was also waiting for her on a motorcycle and she ignored her father and went with the soldier.
According to TheCable, the pastor approached the soldier but after about five minutes of discussion, the lady was taken away on the motorcycle while her father left the centre in annoyance.
The father told TheCable that his daughter began exhibiting a wayward attitude after graduating from school.
“She is my second child but after her graduation from the school of statistics, she refused to come home. I only got to know that she had been isolated at the centre through a relative she confided in. I am a man of God and I will continue to pray for her,” he said.
A discharged patient told the publication: “Before the soldier was discharged, he and the girl were very close. They mingled together.”