LAGOS: The result of samples taken from the body of Alhaji Lateef Raheem, the late Chief Security Officer of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for testing, to actually determine the cause of his death, has finally tested positive for Covid-19.
According to a release e-signed and made available to the media on Monday, April 27, 2020 by Tunde Rahman, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress spokesperson said, “Following the death of our well-respected and beloved Chief Security Officer, Alhaji Lateef Raheem, NCDC medics took the wise precaution of taking samples from his body for testing to actually determine the cause of death”.
“Today, the test results are back. The samples tested positive for Covid-19 while Tinubu and his wife, Remi, have both tested negative to the Covid-19″.
He also said that the result of another aide of Asiwaju Tinubu came back positive while the rest of staff were negative, saying, “The one staff member has been isolated in accordance with NCDC guidelines”.
Rahman stated further that contact tracing and COVID-19 tests are being conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control with regard to the relatives and possible contacts of that staff member.
It will be recalled that Tinubu’s CSO died of COVID-19 complications on Friday, April 25, 2020, and has since been buried in accordance with Muslim rites.
Tinubu in a condolence message to the family members of the deceased claimed the CSO died at the age of 51 from diabetes and high blood pressure.