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Ebola: Late Liberian Victim Was Under Surveillance, Escaped Quarantine Before Coming to Nigeria – Report

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A new report has surfaced about the late Liberian Ebola victim, Patrick Sawyer. In the report, it is being alleged that he knew he had the deadly virus and escaped quarantine.

This Day Newspapers is reporting that Sawyer who was Nigeria’s index case for Ebola virus was under surveillance by Liberian health authorities, even though he still managed to board a flight heading out of the country.

Dr. Nurudeen Mohammed, the Minister of State II for Foreign Affairs, revealed this while speaking with Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and Nigeria’s Ambassador to Liberia Chigozie Oby-Nadozie.

According to Mohammed, President Johnson in a telephone conversation with Nadozie expressed regrets at the circumstances under which the virus had been brought to Nigeria.

While briefing members of the diplomatic corps on Thursday in Abuja on the virus, Mohammed said there was no time for blaming individuals but for collaboration to combat and stop the spread of the disease.

The Vice President of ECOWAS Dr Toga Mcintosh confirmed that Patrick Sawyer escaped from quarantine in Liberia  to fly to Nigeria.

Mcintosh said “because he had contact with somebody who died from Ebola, he was quarantined in his own country but he evaded the quarantine and came to Nigeria.”

 

76 Comments

  1. Gorgeous

    August 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Well we have our selves to blame. If you don’t protect yourself, no one else will. Stupid FG is consumed with elections all the time, instead of the welfare of it’s own people. We don’t even have research facilities, yet they will spend billions entertaining prostitutes. If they feel this virus will not reach them, they are sorely mistaken. Should it become airborne, they will tell God what they did with their opportunity. They will also die without the much coveted billions and the much deserving Nigerians will spend it. Crazy and mad people in government.

    • anita

      August 7, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Babe, bravo.. you said it all……

    • citizen

      August 9, 2014 at 5:27 am

      Emmm…which tangent are you heading off in…what does anything you’ve written relate to the article in question? ???

    • Omalicha

      August 11, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      are you simply incredibly stupid or madly ignorant?????

  2. Abana

    August 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    The face of a devil. Who does that to fellow humans?! Arrrrrgh!

  3. Monisola

    August 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    The price people paid for ignorance.
    When told to be quarantined and decides to travel to another country anyways.
    Many are now paying for His ignorance.

  4. Aggie

    August 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Maka why????

  5. Muriel

    August 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    This was so wicked of him. May God forgive him.

  6. misty

    August 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    If dis report is true den dis man wil never no peace were ever he may be

  7. Adelaide

    August 7, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    sigh

  8. Anonymous

    August 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I know I shouldn’t speak ill of the dead…but why was this guy so inconsiderate!!! He knew what he had, yet he chose to fly to Lagos, and then did not inform the health officials immediately of what he had. This was a very wicked and senseless act on his part. I just pray that God helps Lagos and this virus is contained properly. I don’t even what to think about the damage this can do to the country. Even though the Nigerian government should have put preventive measures in place before now, I think they’ve done a pretty good job so far, compared to their usual “lackadaisical-God Help us” attitude. God please heal our land!

  9. temibalo

    August 7, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    very evil man.. see your end result ….. ur family living very fine and u brought this to other people to suffer for it. God would deal with your family.. this is pure evil. your family living in peace and u make other suffer for this ur act…. ahnahn so painful…one is soscared now. everyone around me is a suspect. God woudl deal with ur family. its good ur dead sef.

  10. benny

    August 7, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Read in another report that this character urinated on the health workers who diagnosed him with ebola in Nigeria.
    Truly a devil and his insensitive wife kept reiterating her joy that he didn’t bring the virus to America; instead he took it to “another African country” seeing as we are animals that don’t deserve to live. Iv said it since that this man knew he had the virus.
    Every time I think about ebola his puffy face comes to mind. I am so livid

    • Iyami Pajeromi

      August 8, 2014 at 2:12 am

      @ Benny haha!! U are soo funny

  11. Mikki

    August 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Nigeria Should know that a lot of Africans don’t like us and are very envious of us,the government needs to start taking very strong steps to protect its citizens. Again the government has brought this upon its citizens by its very free access to our dear country. The man came here and decided to kill as many Nigerians as possible and spread the deadly killer. We need to ban Liberians and the others from coming into our country. We need to protect our citizens and our country..

  12. jojo.

    August 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I said it from day 1 that Mr sawyer was on a mission to spread the virus. Nigerian govt need to look inro this matter and get to the bottom of it. If he didint act alone, then someone sent him. His wife was on cnn and didnt look like someone who just lost her husband. She was rather glad the man didint bring the disease to the US. And i personally dont buy all that secret serum story either. There is no way they would have used those 2 docs to experiment on the It They must have used it on some patients first before giveing it to those docs.

    • gemma

      August 8, 2014 at 1:46 am

      I said it too. He did this with the intent to take Nigeria to the grave with him. But I pray that if that was his intention that hades receive him with a warm embrace. For every life lost that he and generations after him continue to pay for it. What a wicked man. He is the kind of people we hear about that go on a deliberate disease spreading mission when they text positive for HIV. It is not fear or anything. He wanted to bring economic woes to Nigeria. He is in that field and knew that all Nigeria needs to destroy its economy is Ebola. Very wicked.

    • sas

      August 8, 2014 at 3:05 am

      because he left her in America, and had a different woman in libeira. they were practically not together. so except for the fact that he’s her kids father he’s really not her husband. basically she’s like good riddance of an arrogant evil man

    • AmazingNina

      August 8, 2014 at 7:04 am

      i thought of it thought when the lady was being interviewed. No emotions…now i understand

  13. bruno

    August 7, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Didn’t I say it, that this religious people would start blaming gay people for this ebola disease. I SAID IT. BRUNO,ME SAID IT before hand. All you religious people are crazy.

    • what is wrong with @ bruno???

      August 8, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Lol. Seriously, what is wrong with you? How does your comment make sense in the context of this article? I give up {walks away, looks at watch, no time for stupidity and blatant ignorance and incoherence}

  14. Emerald

    August 7, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    A very wicked man!!!

  15. Jessie Uche

    August 7, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I knew it!!!!! he came here on purpose.

  16. Sope.

    August 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    The matter is now between him and his maker. Let no man Judge.

  17. Honeymix

    August 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    He was wicked sha. Haha

    • Owelle

      August 7, 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Please what’s funny here?

    • Honeymix

      August 8, 2014 at 5:59 am

      Did I sound like I was laughing? Haha as in haba as in why?
      Abeg stay ur lane. O. I’m not Patrick Sawyer who brot Ebola to naija. Don’t take ur anger out on me.

  18. omalichaspeaks.blogspot.com

    August 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Okay I normally won’t speak Ill of the dead but this guy’s case is an exception biko. What a beast! He knew he was at risk and still mingled with innocent healthy people. And apparently he was asked if he had physical contact with someone who had the virus, the bingo lied and said no.
    I read somewhere that when they tried to quarantine him at first consultant, he brought out his ‘man piece’ and started spraying them with urine.
    He’s definately not resting in peace. Angel of death!
    Awkward Moments- click my name to read more

  19. Mz_ bi

    August 7, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Blood of God ooo!
    Ahhhhhh The way I’m feeling right now mehn…only knows the content of my heart towards this man’s generation. And I swear they are not even good at all. #lipsealed
    But the wickedness tho. Niccur had ‘spread this shiii’ as his aim. And what other bigger country to cause deadly havoc but Nigeria yeah? God punish him and his. Period.

  20. temibalo

    August 7, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    very evil man.. see your end result ….. ur family living very fine and u brought this to other people to suffer for it. God would deal with your family.. this is pure evil. your family living in peace and u make other suffer for this ur act…. ahnahn so painful…one is soscared now. everyone around me is a suspect. God woudl deal with ur family. its good ur dead sef.

  21. zee

    August 7, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    The devil at work! He was sent

  22. Chineze

    August 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Chei….see what he has caused now. I guess he was in denial…

  23. virginus

    August 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    that is wickedness

  24. misspynk

    August 7, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Selfish people sha.

  25. Ada Ada

    August 7, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Patrick Swayerr, may your soul rot in hell!

  26. prettypink

    August 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    you can imagine how many people he gave a handshake at the airport, in the plane, in his hotel, during the meeting process and so forth, who took him to the hospital? chaii! all the people in this areas should also be checked . Now doctor is sick ?Nurse is dead, Nurse family nko, doctor family nko? it’s just spreading God have mercy!

  27. ib

    August 7, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Na wa oh! may God be the judge

  28. imaa

    August 7, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    This man was a medicL terrorist simple

  29. sean

    August 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    pure wickedness. may he rest in pain for bring this deadly disease to Nigeria, i even read somewhere he urinated on health workers at the hospital

  30. deb

    August 7, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Hmmm. When I say he will rot in Hell, people criticised me. Now he will roast un decayed in he’ll. He knowingly came to spread this virus in Nigeria, but for what purposes. For those affected with ebola virus, I pray GOD keeps you strong&comfort your family&to us unaffected, may the virus not get to us. Amen.

  31. Ladi

    August 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Like I and my boyfriend suspected…this guy is mean

  32. Mzlyrics

    August 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Patrick Sawyer…bhet why???

  33. peace

    August 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Out of negligence he wasn’t screened before entering our country.
    Why do we do this to our self, may God deliver his children.

  34. Visitor

    August 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    OMG… so he knew what he was doing? He knew he had ebola and ran away from quarantine? He was probably living in denial that he had the disease… the worst thing one can do is live in denial when it comes to infectious diseases! I just pray that none of the people who have caught it from him will die… so unfair!!!

  35. Chike

    August 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Does this man need a special place in HELL for this?

  36. hmm

    August 7, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Even heard he tried to pee on the nurses @ the hospital in Obalende. Hopefully this thing has been contained. Otherwise we r in big trouble.

  37. nonye

    August 7, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Excuse me. Didn’t he arrive in Lagos as an ECOWAS delegate? Didn’t the ECOWAS Commission that was sending him know he was supposed to be on medical watch? Bearing in mind that with his diplomatic passport he would be likely to face minimal delays/obstruction at the entry point? If he hadn’t been visibly ill he would have entered without observation. ECOWAS officials in charge of HR really should be ashamed of themselves.

  38. Virtuous woman

    August 7, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    The heart of man is desperately wicked! Why? Why?? Why???

  39. Mo

    August 7, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I said it, this man knew he was infected and decided to share it and even came all the way to Nigeria. The Heart of man is desperately wicked. But God is a righteous judge.

  40. Tutesy

    August 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Honestly this man was a demon. I am sorry, but i hope he rots in the deepest part of hell.

  41. kunle

    August 7, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    It is a pity our govt never foresee and plan the prevention mechanisms. Ebola has been alive in West Africa for over 2months and Nigeria never have preventive measures before Sawyer wake them up. I am yet to get Ebola signal in Ghana and Togo.

  42. lola

    August 7, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    i still believe he came to Nigeria just to infect the country with the Ebola virus, how can u say he was under quarantine but he still escaped and was able to pass through the airport

  43. muah2010

    August 7, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    A little too late!!!!!!

  44. temibalo

    August 7, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    very evil man.. see your end result ….. ur family living very fine and u brought this to other people to suffer for it. God would deal with your family.. this is pure evil. your family living in peace and u make other suffer for this ur act…. ahnahn so painful…one is soscared now. everyone around me is a suspect.. its good ur dead

  45. iykeify

    August 7, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Imagine!!!!!!!!!! Metchew.

  46. ama

    August 7, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Dis guy is so wicked

  47. Iris

    August 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Please stop cursing the dead man! The liberian Government are lying he was not on quarantine if he was why leave? He was probably ignored and neglected and left for death and he thought running to nigeria might save his life! Why has nigeria not closed their border since the oubreak of Ebola over 3 months now? Tge knew it was close but they ignored it! Very wicked government we have in nigeria that has no regard for its citizens . Why has the borders still not been closed and flights come and going to those countries through nigeria close stoped. British Airways has stopped flying to those west african countries any more cases in nigeria and they will stop nigeria routes as well.

  48. Prof. Adebayo

    August 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Shocked is a gross understatement! I am fiercely petrified! I ask myself why an educated man like that swollen faced patrick sawyer will flee quarantine in the first instance, and run to a densely populated place like lagos with the deadly virus his body hosts for a “conference”? The only answer I get is that, patrick sawyers heart is as wicked as his puffed and overripe face suggests! An epitome of petulance. All thanks to him, I now with passion, hate the name “patrick”

  49. ivie

    August 8, 2014 at 12:15 am

    When we have a government that’s not sincerely saddled with the responsibility of its Citizens this is the kind of result we get… Wake up Naija Govt this is 2014!!! How old should we get before we ever become pro active???
    Well, it’s has happened. The way forward is what’s next. Please everyone play your role to fight for an Ebola free Nigeria again.
    Yes we can…it Begins with you and I.
    My heart felt prayers to all families affected by this virus Outbreak.

  50. Chindu

    August 8, 2014 at 12:33 am

    The very moment i set my eyes on this man’s photo i despised him! I felt bad for despising a dead man but i couldn’t help it. So my convictions were indeed true! Ekwensu!!!!!!

  51. mob

    August 8, 2014 at 1:04 am

    He is going to rot in hell. Urinating on health workers on purpose to. Hope his d–ck fell off before he died in agony.He should have to be ripped apart in hell every morning and be in agony all day,and the process start again the next day for eternity while being consumed by hell fire.

  52. princewill kelechi

    August 8, 2014 at 3:04 am

    O GOD heal our land in JESUE name Amen
    Fellow Nigerian. Let go in prayer

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  54. Alex ORJI

    August 8, 2014 at 7:13 am

    May his soul never rest in peace. May he rot in the hottest part of hell and may his generation never know good health INJ. What you sow, you shall reap.

  55. Tols

    August 8, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Very wicked man the hear of man the bible says is very wicked

  56. Nully

    August 8, 2014 at 8:43 am

    This man is evil my lord. God his punishment is everlasting.

  57. Loulou

    August 8, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I don’t know wether to curse the man or just pray God forgives him! Even if he wasn’t under quarantine, he knew he had the sickness so y spread it! WHY?????????? That nurse that died has worked over 30 years in that hospital only to die like that! All her years of labour, she didn’t live to receive her entitlements,its not fair at all. I know she could have died for other reasons, but this could have been avoided…. I am so miffed right now, i hurt so much…

  58. Ambassador

    August 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Mute. So what next? Gov doing something about this?

  59. lolly

    August 8, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I think all flights should not be able to live nigeria. I stay in Lagos too but we dont want to travel and spread it across the world in case we have it and dont know.
    My sister was suppose to coming from ATL for a wedding 2 weeks ago, I told her cancel your flight because the deadly virus is spreading no need to put yourself at risk.

  60. Moyo

    August 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

    i think what we need to focus on now is how a cure can be found, so that the infected persons can be healed and the spread of the virus can be curbed. Whether we curse Patrick Sawyer from now till tomorrow, the deed has been done. Our scientists and researchers should work round the clock on this. I just hope the vaccine found in the US works, so let us spread the word on how we can avoid being infected. A lot of people who do not have access to social media, newspapers, radio and television are unaware of it. Please tell your drivers, domestic staff, mechanics, everyone around you in churches, mosques. if possible buy hand sanitizers and give to people around you. Let us stay alive.

  61. Fume

    August 8, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Too Late…………….. i wont be surprised he was sent to Nigeria and was promised that his family would be taken care of. or he probably just felt, this was the best place to hide without being found.

  62. Fume

    August 8, 2014 at 10:30 am

    but why didn’t they send pictures of patients who ran from quarantine to Airports and borders put them up on social media it would spread world wide so when you see such patients you take precautions.

  63. Crown

    August 8, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    The story from Liberia did not add up. How can u quarantine someone and the person escaped your radar then you fold your hands? A quarantined person is confined in a place and under serious surveillance. In all, i blame our country for such negligence.
    My spirit side of me tells me this man is an anti-christ, they are found in strategic places in Govt so i suspect Liberian Govt is aware.
    ECOWAS conference my foot!!!
    Like Moyo said, lets educate our kids, drivers, house-helps, cleaners, etc (those who are not tech-savvy or lack information)
    Above all, Jesus blood is enough covering for us for those who believe (Mark 16:15-18

  64. annonymous

    August 8, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Please i will like to know at what stage the Nigerian medical officers got infected by this disease. My reasoning is that if Patrick could enter a plane, then he had not gotten to that stage of weakness where the sickness becomes highly infectious. I am curious to know because it seems we are not sure if we are to avoid sick people only or people looking healthy (but sick within).

  65. Patric

    August 8, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Good its Lagos all the same. I am confident it will be contained as Fashola is focused and decisive in his administration. If in other states, I fear the resulting consequences.

  66. PJL!

    August 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    In all, I commend Governor Fashola and his team. I do not cease to wonder at what would have happened if Patrick had tricked his way into Calabar. He would have easily spread the virus across the laid back, fun – loving town that has not been able to lift Tinapa off the ground.

    The United States did not just discover the medication when their citizens were infected; they had toiled over the years in preparation for a time as this (years of labour to contain an outbreak they weren’t sure they would ever experience) and now we are begging for them to send us the medication. Shame!

    This is a lesson for our leaders. I hope they stop pursuing piles of dollars and political endorsements at the expense of their citizens.

    God bless Nigerians for standing up against this outbreak and recent happenings.
    May God reward Nigeria with great leaders.

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