A thirteenth American has been diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus infection spreading around the globe, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials said Tuesday.
The patient, of undisclosed sex and age, was under federal quarantine in California after returning from travel in Wuhan, China.
It comes as the first 195 Americans evacuated from the city, which is the epicenter of the outbreak, were set to be released from federal quarantine on March Air Base in California on Tuesday.
As of yet, it remains unclear whether the newly-diagnosed patient was among this first batch of quarantined people, or if they may have exposed others to the virus.
Security Agents Storm Magu’s Homes
A combined team of riot policemen and operatives of the State Security Services (SSS) are currently searching the residence of Ibrahim Magu, the suspended boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Recall that Magu was suspended as Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday.
President Buhari had set up the panel to probe various allegations levelled against Magu, following a petition by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS).
Meanwhile, a source close to the presidential panel set up to investigate Mr Magu said operatives were detailed to conduct searches at Mr Magu’s private home in Karu and his official residence in the Maitama District of the Nigerian capital.
“As I speak with you our men are on their way to Maitama, having finished with his house in Karu,” the source said.
A domestic staff at the residence confirmed the presence of the security men as of 7:30 pm.
He said the security operatives arrived in four vehicles and spent over an hour searching the house.
“They searched the house but found nothing so they wrote a report and both of us signed,” said a security guard in the house who was not authorised to speak.
Mr Magu was arrested in front of the EFCC office in Abuja by security officials on Monday, over allegations of corruption, insubordination and abuse of office by Attorney-General Abubakar Malami.
He was driven to the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he appeared before a presidential panel investigating alleged corruption and insubordination.
After his appearance before the panel, he was taken into custody by the police, where he was held overnight by detectives.
BREAKING: Buhari Suspends Ibrahim Magu As EFCC Acting Chairman
Ibrahim Magu has been suspended as Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, the BBC reports.
Multiple sources at the presidency also confirmed the development.
Magu spent the night in a police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Headquarters in Abuja.
This followed a six-hour grilling by a presidential panel, chaired by Justice Ayo Salami, a former president of the Court of Appeal.
Buhari set up the panel to probe various allegations levelled against Magu, following a petition by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, and the Department of State Service (DSS).
Recall that the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) on Monday accused Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami (SAN) of lacking commitment to the anti-graft war.
It said a power bloc to which Malami belongs wants acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EEFC) Ibrahim Magu removed.
Gov Ugwuanyi Offers Tortured Girl Chinonye Full Scholarship
The 10-year-old Chinonye Nneoma Nnadi who was tortured by her guardians, Ifeoma Ozougwu and her husband, Jude Ozougwu, has been offered scholarship by Enugu state governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The governor approved the award of scholarship to the girl up to the university level.
A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, Gov. Ugwuanyi directed the state scholarship board to implement the award with immediate effect.
According to Aroh, Governor Ugwuanyi has further directed the immediate release of financial support to the family of the child for their upkeep.
At present the Enugu government via the State Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development is bankrolling the hospital expenses of the poor girl.
Governor Ugwuanyi has told the ministry to find the best available medical care for the child.
Chinonye Nneoma Nnadi was living with the Ozougwus as a maid.
But the couple maltreated her.
She had two nails drilled on her skull and hot iron burns on her body.
Her plight was reported to the police, which swiftly moved to rescue her.
The police docked the couple today at a magistrates’ court. But while awaiting the advice of the DPP, the couple were sent to jail until the next adjournment in August.
Gov. Ugwuanyi expressed appreciation to the Enugu State Police Command “for their timely and professional intervention”.
He also directed the State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Miletus Eze to “liaise with the Nigeria Police and ensure that the suspects are brought to justice timely”.
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