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Lawmaker Rejects Self-Isolation After Trip From US

Kogi State lawmaker constituency, Balogun Bello, has just returned from the United States and ignored the law of quarantining one’s self when back from a populated country.

The lawmaker who was said to have arrived the country over the weekend was allegedly spotted at a popular restaurant, Missi T, Sunday afternoon and later at night at the Lokoja club in the company of some female friends.

While his presence in the capital has continued to trend on social media, with many querying his refusal to subject himself to the 14 days self-quarantine as advised by the authorities.

It was further gathered that another serving lawmaker in the state, whose identity could not be verified as at the time of writing this story, has also followed in the line of evading self-quarantine, days after return from overseas travel.

He has been living in the US where he resided a long time before his election into the state assembly.

Two lecturers of the state-owned university who were on study leave in one of the European countries similarly returned to the country over the weekend, but their whereabouts remain unknown.

A source who confided to our correspondent said the issue of the lawmaker and the two lecturers was raised on Monday at the inauguration of the ‘Squadron Team,’ a committee set up by the state government as part of measures put in place to forestall the spread of the Coronavirus disease in the state.

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The state commissioner of health, Saka Audu was said to have been mandated to issue a statement on the danger of the spread of the deadly disease in the state and to caution citizens on the need to adhere strictly to the WHO warnings.

Efforts made to get the lawmaker’s reaction, proved abortive, as of the time of filing this report.

Bello is the Majority Leader in the state house of assembly.

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