By Balkis Tijani.
Almost all the 50 funseekers arrested by the Kwara state government at a nightclub on Saturday for violating the Covid-19 safety protocols have escaped from the state isolation centre at Hajj camp in Ilorin.
Earlier yesterday, Saturday, the Kwara state technical committee on Covid-19 led by the chairman and deputy governor of the state, Mr. Kayod Alabi arrested some partying young people following a tip off.
The suspects were taken to the state’s quarantine centre where their samples were collected for testing. Although the suspects were supposed to remain at the isolation centre until their test results come back and their status is confirmed, sources confided in INSIDER that almost all those arrested have escaped late yesterday night.
INSIDER reached out to one of the escapees who confirmed that he left the centre yesterday night when he saw others leaving.
According to the source, who gave his name as Igboro, he could not understand why he should remain at the quarantine centre when others were leaving.
“Yes, I left the isolation centre yesterday night. What happened was that a fight broke out at the centre after a policeman slapped one of the ladies brought to the centre with us. While the fight was going on, I saw the people we came together leaving, so I had to leave as well,” Igboro said.
Meanwhile, the state government, as at the time of filing this report, is yet to release any update on the arrested club goers whom it claimed on Saturday are quarantined at the state isolation centre.