There was a mild drama at the Oyo state Infectious Disease Centre on Saturday when a young lady refused to follow her father home after she was discharged from the isolation centre insisting she wanted to go with her new soldier lover.
According to reports, The graduate of statistics who was among the 20 people discharged from the centre after they were treated for COVID-19 ignored her loved ones anxiously waiting outside for her new lover who she met at the isolation centre.
An official of the centre, who preferred anonymity, revealed that the patients were allowed to go home after testing negative for the coronavirus.
“They were here for different duration of time. Some of them had spent more than four weeks at the centre receiving treatment. They were discharged after our medical team confirmed that they had tested negative for the virus,
Among those who are waiting for their family member was a man of God who is the father of the young woman.
According to him, 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.
The drama began after the young woman opted to follow a soldier who came to pick her with a motorcycle.
The father 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 soldier the girl followed home was one of the three soldiers at the isolation centre when the girl was on admission,” a discharged patient who did not want to be named told TheCable.
“Before the soldier was discharged, he and the girl were very close. They mingled together.”
Among those discharged were aged men and women, and a student of the University of Ibadan.
Some of the discharged patients told TheCable that they were happy to reunite with their families after receiving a clean bill of health.