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Bola Tinubu, Aides Take COVID-19 Tests Following CSO’s Death

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Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and his personal aides have been tested for Coronavirus this Saturday, following the death of the politician’s chief security officer (CSO) on Friday morning.

Although the CSO Lateef Raheem, 51, is confirmed to have had a history of high blood pressure and diabetes, he took ill since Monday and later died on Friday.

Reports have it that samples were taken from the deceased body before his burial for laboratory tests. This is to ascertain if he was infected with COVID-19 or not.

It is also gathered that on Saturday, as a precaution, samples have also been taken from Tinubu and his personal aides. Results are expected to be out by Monday.

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Meanwhile, Tinubu was full of praise for the late officer who according to him, had been with him even before he became governor of Lagos state in 1999.

“Lateef reported for work on Monday. Feeling a bit under the weather, he went home to rest. We spoke on Wednesday by phone. He was in fine spirits and was looking forward to resuming work,” he wrote.

“I felt nothing but profound shock, and then the emptiness of deep loss when I was awakened early Friday that my most trusted security aide had died and that I would never see him again. I did not know the Wednesday conversation would be our last. The pain of his loss is acute.”

We await the test results and wish the elder statesman all the best. The rest of you, kindly stay safe and ensure social distancing.

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