Edmund Obilo, popular Ibadan OAP, quarantined at UCH

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Popular Oyo State-based On-Air Personality (OAP), Edmund Obilo and his family are currently on admission at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, over suspected coronavirus infection. They were admitted on Thursday evening after which his blood sample was sent to Lagos for Coronavirus test.

The hospital reportedly confirmed yesterday that a suspected coronavirus case is on admission at its facility.

A close friend of Obilo, Dr Amadi Chima, who also confirmed the report, however claimed the celebrity broadcaster and his family are being kept in a very poor environment at the hospital. Chima, who is a very popular figure on Twitter, made the claim in a post he shared via his handle, @Mazigburugburu1.

He said when he spoke with Obilo around 8pm yesterday, he claimed that the room he and his family were being kept was in total darkness. Read his full tweet below:

“Friends, I come back here to ask for your help to RT till someone sees this. One of my best friends @obilo and his family have been quarantined at the UCH for suspected corona virus exposure. I have spoken with him.

“Sadly, the facilities are nothing to be proud about even for a premier medical institution like the UCH in Ibadan. The authorities in the hospital seem not prepared even as he assures me that the medical personnel are doing their best.

“As at 20 minutes ago when we spoke, the place where he was kept was in total darkness while ventilation was poor. Now, this is not an attempt to bring down the institution but to simply draw the attention of the authorities to his plight and to get them to immediately get help across. The test result is still being awaited.

I am a believer in the capacity of the @NCDCgov to lead the charge in getting the spread of this pandemic under control. I now call upon them to please extend their expertise to my friend and his family. Please, this is a solemn call for help not an attempt to ridicule your efforts.”

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