Ebola In Port Harcourt, ECOWAS Official Koye Olu-Ibukun, To Be Charged For Manslaughter

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Koye Olu-Ibukun, the Nigerian diplomat who escaped from observation in Lagos, after coming in contact with Patrick Sawyer and beginning to show symptoms of Ebola virus to travel to Port Harcourt for treatment, may be facing manslaughter charges soon.Olu-Ibukun was attached to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as head of their liaison office in Lagos and had come in contact with Patrick Sawyer in that capacity. His irresponsible actions of travelling while sick resulted in the death of the doctor who treated him (Iyke Enemuo), and also exposed unknown numbers of Nigerians to the virus.There are reports that the number of persons under surveillance in the state for Ebola Virus Disease has increased to almost 200. The Ebola Index case in PH, and how he defied instruction and left Lagos after being placed in the isolation unit, was discussed at the Federal Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday.According to ThisDay, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation was then directed to look into the Nigerian laws and see how he could be sanctioned for his action that resulted in the death of Enemuo.Also, the ministry of health aims to strengthen the laws that will prevent people under observation or quarantine from escaping in future.Minister of Health, Prof. . . .

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