The final days of former Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, who died on Thursday at First Cardiology Hospital in Lagos following Coronavirus problems, had been devoid of peace as he was defrauded of N50m proper on his sickbed.
Ajimobi was rushed to the hospital weeks in the past after his well being deteriorated considerably and shortly slipped right into a deep coma he by no means recovered from till he handed away on Thursday.
Within the interval medical doctors had been battling to avoid wasting his life on the Lagos hospital, members of the family determined to maintain him alive reached out to a handful of Nigerians they knew overseas to assist get a sizeable amount of Remivir to be administered on him.
Manufactured in Bangladesh, the antiviral drug was beforehand examined in people with Ebola virus illness and has proven promise in treating extreme acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) attributable to Coronavirus, based on United States Nationwide Institutes of Well being.
First, the task for the seek for the drug was given to a Nigerian in Texas, United States, to see if he might assist get it.
After days of contacting a number of trusted individuals for the ‘challenge’, he gave up the search because the tight monitoring of the drug by the US authorities made it virtually unattainable for it to be moved out of hospitals.
The $50,000 paid was returned after one other seek for the drug in a hospital in Los Angeles, California, didn’t additionally materialise.
The hospitals contacted had solely restricted dose of the medicine, which is intently monitored by the US authorities determined to cease the rising variety of deaths associated to Coronavirus.
The US has 2.5 million Coronavirus circumstances and 126,785 reported deaths.
After failing to get the drug within the US, members of Ajimobi circle turned consideration to Bangladesh had been it’s being produced.
A Nigerian assured them of getting the wanted amount of Remivir to manage on the ex-Oyo governor and assist save his life.
Subsequently, a jet and N50m was dispatched to the Asian nation for the acquisition and supply however sadly the medicine procured by the Nigerian man was all faux.
He pocketed giant chunk of the cash and left the previous governor to battle for his life on the Lagos hospital the place for not less than one week he was on a life help machine earlier than he ultimately died.
“All our guys right here in the US could not threat it due to the struggle act invoked by President Donald Trump that the drug mustn’t get out of America.
“It’s one thing I used to be concerned in from the start. In actual fact, we gave $50,000 to one in all our Nigerian man who’s a physician in Los Angeles however he returned the cash. He stated the hospital had solely 100 dose and every thing was monitored on how it’s used.
“However one Nigerian man defrauded them after claiming he might get it in Bangladesh.
“They despatched a flight and paid about N50m however the drug they bought from him was faux,” a type of aware of the seek for the medicine informed SaharaReporters.
It was gathered that the frustration from that growth additional added to the ache of these near the previous governor, who handed away on the age of 70 on Thursday.