A 67-year-old United States woman who was invited to Nigeria by her young Nigerian lover who she met on the Internet, has died of suspected Coronavirus complications in Delta State, SaharaReporters reports.
The lady who arrived Nigeria on March 3, died on Sunday May 10, after manifesting symptoms of the virus and was rushed to a private hospital at Osubi, Orerokpe under Okpe Local Government Area of the state.
A security official attached to a police station in the local government, disclosed that the young man and the white lady had been lodged at a hotel in Osubi town since she arrived in Nigeria.
“The young man and the American white lady lodged in a hotel in Osubi where they spent some weeks. The white lady fell sick and she began to manifest some symptoms of COVID-19, especially severe coughing. At this stage, her lover rushed her to a private clinic in Osubi but she gave up the ghost this morning.
Immediately she died at the hospital, her Nigerian lover carried her corpse in a Venza car to the Orerokpe Police Division and he was arrested by the police. While still at the station, a doctor was brought and took samples from the corpse for test.” the security guard who spoke on condition of anonymity said.
The Delta state government is yet to comment on the incident.