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The family of the owner of Fancy Hotels Umuguma Late Chrisantus Osuagwu has put every mercenary in place to take the Imo State Government to Court over what they termed its inability to examine thorough the particular sickness which led to his death before it exempted the family members from living harmoniously with the members of the village and community on the grounds that the deceased died of COVID-19.
Imo State government had upon discovery that the deceased before his death returned from South Africa from where he visited his family members in Mbaise as well his staff at the Fancy Hotel Umuguma in Owerri West.
Speaking with the newsmen after the release of the twenty-three persons made up of both the staff of the hotels and those that lodged their after 14 days quarantine, the elder brother to the deceased Declan Osuagwu revealed that the younger brother never died of COVID-19 while blaming the state government of inability to diagnose the deceased rather horridly quarantined the deceased family and those that were in the hotel at the said time.
He, however, pointed out that the government’s attitude to the problem has resulted in the death of the Fancy Hotels as both the staff and patronizers had left the place while the family members suffer from segregation and discrimination in their village.
Declan Osuagwu who made it clear that every arrangement to take the matter to court has been concluded further charged the state government to live up to expectations.
Staff and guests at Fancy hotel in Umuguma in Owerri who have been quarantined by Imo state government for two weeks now over concerns that they may have been exposed to possible Coronavirus infection were released yesterday after being confirmed of being free of the virus
Imo state government sealed the hotel two weeks ago and barred staff and guests from going out of the hotel. The action was based on information that the owner of the hotel, Aguwa Osuagwu, visited there upon his return from a trip to South Africa, raising fears that he might be a COVID 19 carrier hence the need to isolate those who were there when he visited.
But a statement in Owerri yesterday by the state commissioner for information and strategy Hon Declan Emelumba said the government effected the release of the affected persons after 14 days of isolation because none of them manifested signs or symptoms of the virus
The statement further explained that the particular case of the said Osuagwu did not expose any Imo person to the danger of COVID 19.
According to Hon Emelumba, Osuagwu had a long battle with complex heart conditions and lung failure after he was shot in the chest sometime around 2012.
It added that by the time he visited Owerri he did not have Coronavirus and that his two relatives in his village he stayed with during his visit have all tested negative to the virus. Also, his wife and children who were with him and the driver who drove him around have all tested negative to the virus.
The information commissioner advised Imo people to avoid misinformation by detractors and remain to rest assured that the Osuagwu saga never exposed any person in Imo state to the danger of Coronavirus.