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Shocking New Details Emerge in Port Harcourt Ebola Case | Over 200 people are now in quarantine in PH

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Nigeria's Ebola Index Case - Patrick Sawyer

Nigeria’s Ebola Index Case – Patrick Sawyer

On Thursday 28th August 2014, Just hours after the Nigerian Minister of Health declared Nigeria’s Ebola outbreak to be contained, as reported on BN, news emerged of a new case in Port Harcourt.

When the news broke, details were scarce and rumours were rampant on who, how and why Ebola spread to Port Harcourt.

In a news briefing on Friday 29th August 2014, the Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Samson Parker revealed key details on the case.

See below

The Name of the Ebola victim in Port Harcourt
Dr. Samuel Enemou

The Name of the Nigerian Diplomat who infected the victim
Koye Olu-Ibukun

On if Koye Olu-Ibukun was aware he had Ebola
Yes

On if the Doctor/Ebola Victim was aware he was treating an Ebola patient
Yes

How Koye Olu-Ibukun escaped quarantine and got to Port Harcourt
To conceal his movement, Koye, who had been quarantined among other people for having primary contact with the late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who is Nigeria’s index Ebola case, snuck out of the isolation unit where he was being observed and took a flight to Port Harcourt and switched off his phone so that he could not be reached or traced should he answer a call.

The site of the treatment which led to the Doctor’s Ebola infection
Mandate Gardens, a local hotel in the Rumunokoro area in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area close to Dr. Enemuo’s Sam Steel Clinic.

The status of the original patient (Koye Olu-Ibukun)
He survived the Ebola virus

On the protective measures taken by the Doctor
According to the commissioner, “From what we have gathered so far, Dr. Enemuo, knowing that Koye was positive of the Ebola virus took some measures of precaution to protect himself while treating Koye. Knowing the enormity of what he was doing, Enemuo upon Koye’s departure for Lagos, poured bleach all over the room that Koye slept in order to sanitise the place.

The Doctor develops Symptoms…
Dr. Samuel Enemou developed symptoms of Ebola and approached a colleague for treatment at the Good Heart Hospital

He concealed his status
Dr. Samuel Enemou did not disclose his suspected Ebola diagnosis. Instead “He lied. He did not tell the doctor that was treating him his full story. But the doctor, a nice and conscientious professional, suspected that Enemuo was either hiding something or was suffering from a strange ailment because he proved negative to malaria, fever and typhoid fever. To be sure of what he was doing, he spoke to other very experienced doctors about the strange case he was handling in his hospital.”

At that point, the news of Ebola was in the headlines and the invited doctors declined the invitation to monitor the case. Dr Enemou’s condition deteriorated and he died. His wife who is currently displaying symptoms is now under quarantine and observation in Lagos. The couple also have a 3 month old baby.

 

To read more on the case, please visit Punch.

This illustrates how fear and lack of professional ethics has helped the spread of Ebola. If you suspect you have Ebola, please contact the Ebola helpline in your state immediately!

67 Comments

  1. Bide

    August 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    NOOO..Now this is getting out of hand, How did we get from having just one case to having 200 people quarantined?!,,,This is scary

  2. i no send

    August 30, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    my question…pls if the said doctor was aware of the diplomats condition and took precaution how is it that he contracted it..is there something else authorities are not saying about how this thing is contracted…e,g. air etc

    • Deedara

      August 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm

      The virus is highly contagious and most likely the precautions he may have taken (maybe just use of gloves, gown and face mask) would not be sufficient protection. If you look at the protocols adopted by WHO, MSF, CDC etc, they wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) from head to toe, which they then put on in layer after layer (multiple gloves, etc) so that bodily fluids containing the virus don’t touch even a single inch of their bodies. They also have frequent chlorine rinse and also use chlorine to sanitize their PPE after going into isolation wards (hence the sanitizing personnel carrying big cans of chlorinated water and spraying it frequently). Even with all these precautions, for such a highly contagious virus, all it takes is a tiny hole or opening in the PPE, or a tiny splash of bodily fluid that was not immediately and thoroughly sanitized, for the virus to be passed on. This is why anyone treating an Ebola patient must only do so at an equipped isolation centre, and MUST also undergo rigorous specialist training on how to apply the precautions consistently before starting work. I am sure the late Enemuo did not have the right kind of protective equipment or training and could not be so thorough. He has paid the ultimate price for his actions but the sad part now is that he has put untold numbers of people at risk. Terrible.

    • iba

      August 30, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      U have spoken very very well on this issue. It is shocking how a whole doctor could have made such a mistake. Really sad

    • Maxime

      August 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Even after using all the PPE, if it’s not properly sanitized and carefully removed, disposed of *and* destroyed after each use, there is still high risk to the user. And they have to shower in the chlorine mixture too to prevent infection. E no easy. This is what a so-called doctor went to take on in a public hotel where people work and lodge. He was so careless and callous. If he didn’t care about the ethics of his profession and all the lives he was risking, how about his own wife and baby? And for what? Money?

    • T

      August 30, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      Precautions do not guarantee that mistakes won’t happen. They leave U in he best possible position not to get infected

  3. bruno

    August 30, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    so many liars,why? nigerian government for sake of nigerians pls increase security in the quarantine hospitals. Secondly, arrest that man olu koye, what a very self centred murderer, no different between him and patrick sawyer.thirdly, the staff in that hotel should be monitored for symptoms,especially the cleaners who cleaned the room, Everybody is a liar in nigeria.

    • Whaaaaaatttt?

      August 30, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      …..everybody is a liar in Nigeria. Really? No words. You are just a piece of trash that should never have been made. What a waste!

    • bruno

      August 30, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      @what, pls carry you stupidity somewhere else,I speak the truth and the truth burns people like you, and pls stop clicking the “love this” button,its pathetic, you loving ur own comment. Shame.

    • ade

      September 1, 2014 at 11:46 am

      So sorry to deviate but this fight between bruno and whatt? is cracking me up, i just thought o whaaaattt? has more likes to his comment than bruno and lo and behold, bruno is accusing whaaaaaattttt? of liking his comment himself severally………..LWKMD!!!

  4. ella

    August 30, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Bella you guys are late on this news reporting, as we’ve heard most of it. However not this detailed, thanks much. ….very sad situation. I can’t for the life of me understand what was going on on that Dr Enemuo’s head when he decided to handle the case, instead of alerting the Ministry of health. As for the diplomat….hmm! it’s God that would judge you, that was very wicked of him. Take control oh Lord!

  5. MSCOOKIE

    August 30, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    what a selfish doctor, he knew he had ebola and was not willing to disclose to another doctor, what if he had infected the other doctor, and why treat ebola in secret whatever he was paid wasnt worth his life and that of his wife and child. and to the ebola patient who recovered sighs!! i just dont get why anyone woulld wanna spread this. it makes my stomach churn!!!

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  8. nike

    August 30, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Doctor swear an oath and part of the oath is to report cases of such nature. This doctor is callous

  9. K

    August 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    No. Both the doctor nd the diplomat are no different from Patric Swayer. Why would they endanger peoples’ lives like dat? I’m so mad right now. That doctor should hv turned back the escapee or secretly reported him to the appropriate officials. He was very unprofessional. And choosing to treat him secretly in a hotel room was reckless!!! Imagine all the people that have been endangered due to their selfishness. The hotel cleaners. Guests… I really don’t want to curse d dead, but people like this idiotic doctor make it so damn difficult! And here we were rejoicing that we had seen the end at last.
    God will judge all these fools

  10. Mz Socially Awkward...

    August 30, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Selfishness, stupidity, greed, more selfishness… And the late doctor had a wife and 3 month old child that he didn’t consider to be at risk, while treating an Ebola patient who had escaped from quarantine.

    I am just tired of our attitude. Tired.

  11. dee

    August 30, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    this doctor May his soul RIP but he is a disgrace. we are soo corrupt I swear they can pay someone to deliberately infect people in Nigeria. I cant phantom the his state of mind. I just cant

    • porsh

      August 30, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      May his soul rest in pieces…greedy idiot.

  12. Ndubuisi

    August 30, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    The problem with Nigerians and Africans sometimes is that we are very stubborn and primitive in thinking if this was happening in other side of the world this issue will be under control. just follow simple rules to make sure this virus do not spread Nigerians will not listen to you. the will get the virus and will not report hoping that some how there jesus or Muhammed will cure them. this mentality need to change if this part of the world is ready to grow.

  13. Changing Faces

    August 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    My question is, how many more people escaped from quarantine? We’re only hearing about this case because the doctor died. I had said earlier that the government isn’t being straight, but people will rather believe what they want. We’d rather bask in the false euphoria that the virus has been contained. Let’s stay diligent and safe

  14. Justlooking

    August 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    Why won’t the diplomat escape the quarantine center? Did you see the news where the fiancé of the late nurse Ejelonu said the baby inside her rot, because no doctor wanted to go near her to evacuate the dead fetus or even treat her Ebola symptoms? Is it not all over the news that the relatives of the Ebola victims say that there’s no care in the isolation ward? Oh ho, that’s what happens when we politicize crucial issues like health. To maintain a positive image to the public your officials were busy lying, and the words from the people affected were considered as the untruth. I laughed when I saw the headline that said Ebola had been contained and there was one victim left smh, y’all don’t even have an idea of what you are set up for. Where are the professional “cursers” , why haven’t y’all started cursing this diplomat and his 10 generations to come as you did Patrick? The minister or whatever he calls himself is eager to transfer the supposed funds provided by the government to buy cars, when the battle is not even over ; one would think a terrible experience like this would at least ignite the quick initiative for disease research centers to spring up or go towards strengthening the almost non existent health sector, but mba , no be today…..
    The nurse’s late fiancé says he is cured of the virus, which may be true, but why is he not being monitored? His late Fiancée was also thanking God that she didn’t contract the virus, until we received the terrible news, her death to me remains painful. Seems the Fiancé immune system was strong enough to withstand the virus, but should he not still be under care somewhere recieving more immune boosting medications/supplements ? Isn’t that what part of the donated funds are for? I hope truly he is clear and not able to unknowingly infect others.
    Again it all goes back to our government failing us, same ol, same ol…..concerned citizens have been wanting to help, they have been tryin to donate funds only to be told, money is not the problem and the govt don’t need anything for now, meanwhile the isolation center looks like a graveyard…..ask yourself, if you got infected would you stay in that hell hole?

    • Libgirl

      August 30, 2014 at 6:52 pm

      Thank you!!!

    • nomad

      August 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      You’ve said the most sense here. We don’t have public health worth its name. Did you see the isolation unit before they set it up. Would you leave your dog there? Would you trust Nigeria’s government with your life? Let me ask you again. Would you trust Nigeria’s government with your life? You cannot even trust that you’ll have electricity, roads worth its name, running water fit for an ant and, your life?

      This is not to justify the actions which were selfish and ill-thought to the core from the beginning to the end but to make sense of it and draw lessons from it. If our government (not just Nigeria but all over West Africa) does not realise that the root cause of the difficulty in containing Ebola is the deep mistrust the citizenry has of its government, then we’re up shit creek and no paddle. Where-ever the virus came from, Ebola has displayed the deep rot in our systems from our educational to our public health response to our shocking lack of infrastructure. We have to ask people to do EVERY BLOODY THING. 2015, Nigeria. PLEASE let us have candidates that will realize that in order to have a future, we have a LOT OF WORK TO DO.

    • Carliforniabawlar

      August 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm

      You have truly made sense. I read the Nurse’s fiancee’s report this morning and cried!! Two parts of his interview hit me hard 1, when he said she was loosing their child, crying and he couldn’t hold her and 2, the point at which he went in to help her clean up ’cause he just couldn’t bear to see her like that and he said he would have performed the surgery if he could. 🙁
      Why on earth are we so backward ??!!(for the lack of a sophisticated phrase) Why won’t other races treat us like animals when that’s exactly how we treat each other! I honestly knew there was more to the story of people escaping….Yes, Nigerians are corrupt in their thinking, but its a viscous cycle…If the government didn’t fail us ever so often, then crimes like armed robbery, internet fraud and now cases like escaping quarantine (yes!! it’s a crime!!) wouldn’t be so rife in our community. It’s sad and a shame…people will soon start begging international community for help o! DO they have two heads? Can we not be professional? Weren’t those white folks with the symptoms treated on the surface of this planet earth or were they taken to the moon?? A huge-a$$ country like Nigeria can’t maintain a simple quarantine ward!! Not a research center o! a quarantine ward that they can simply ask WHO on how to build, run and maintain without infecting the care-givers….I just can’t with Nigeria!! I can’t!!
      Once again, I hope that poor nurse rests in peace! She (and I’m sure many others) went through a lot of pain and shame for no just cause.

    • Maxime

      August 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Very good points. Medically speaking the virus can remain in bodily secretions like semen for weeks even after a person recovers and tests negative. So those who have been discharged should still be monitored and given appropriate counselling. You presented the bottom line: there has been lack of accountability and miscommunication. The authorities are not being honest to Nigerians about the scale of the problem, and they are not using the allocated funds effectively and appropriately. We have a long way to go.

    • Bimbo

      August 31, 2014 at 11:48 am

      Exactly. Who would want to stay in these disgusting isolation centres?

    • Faith

      September 2, 2014 at 10:53 am

      For me to be so selfish is incredibly callous.You asked if someone had ebola would they remain in an isolation unit.Yes will be my answer because if they left,isn’t it much worse that they would infect so many others by being in contact with them. Hopefully so many who loved your post wouldnt think it’s a better choice to leave an isolation unit and then infect others. So ashamed that fellow nigerians would behave so selfishly.Here in London, I’ve been so proud of how my fellow Nigerians have been so cooperative and now to hear these stories is so disappointing. We really shouldn’t just think of ourselves in situations like this but consider others.

  15. TrueTalk

    August 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I am baffled by the part where it says that Dr. Enemou “poured bleach all over the room that Koye slept in order to sanitise the place.”.
    How in God’s name does he think or know that bleach sanitizes Ebola ?
    People need to stop being selfish and ignorant when handling Ebola.
    God will help us all.

  16. bake

    August 30, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    @ just looking you have said it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. ET

    August 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    What has happened beggars belief.

  18. RO2

    August 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Patrick Sawyer diplomat this Kolu too diplomat so their diplomatic mission to spread EBOLA

  19. Iyke

    August 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Now this is scary..really scary. PH – ABA is less than 30 mins by road.
    God, make this Ebola no enter Aba. That will be an epidemic!
    The government and people there are so ignorant.

  20. Dee

    August 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Truth is with the terrible condition o the isolation centers more people will escape. Imagine that the nurse lost the baby and it was left to rot inside her! She was left to sleep on her faeces while sick! Would you stay in such a place? Basically the isolation centre is a death centre. Those poor people are left to lie in their vomit and faeces and with no medical assurance. Until that changes people will continue to escape and spread this virus!

  21. Wale

    August 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Why didn’t the federal government immediately alert the public the minute they knew he had snuck out of quarantine weeks ago(why isn’t this facilities secured?) If they had informed the public the folks at the hotel in PH, would have cried out-Nigerians will not “gree” for him to be amongst their midst. Once again, the health minister dropped the ball. What is wrong with this government?

    I read on another website this Koye guy is a big time ladies guy and womanizer. In fact, two of his girlfriends, one Lilian(also a co-worker) and another Diane or something, kept him and helped arrange his logistics. If this is the case, shame on them all. And they too should be found and thrown in quarantine, but with the hope they get infected. Ye ye people!

    • 'Oma

      August 30, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you.They were quick to report that a nurse escaped quarantine and went to Enugu but they couldn’t raise any alert on a Diplomat that escaped quarantine.Politics is all that this is.And until Nigerians and the Highly politicized ministry of health start becoming responsible this problemm will not be solved

    • Ayishaa

      August 30, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      @Oma, Gob bless you, y couldn’t they do the same with the diplomat. Playing politics with health as well.

  22. Wale

    August 30, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    …also he most have been showing symptoms for him to have infected the doctor, if that is the case, everybody that flew with him on that flight or car or bus ride to PH must have been exposed. His case might be worse than Patrick Saywer’s. Anyway, where is KOYE! They must weed him out and make an example of him. # WHEREISKOYEOLUIBUKUN? His employer should have him fired immediately and all his benefits and pension immediately canceled; his diplomatic passport should also be cancelled-this is the height of IRRESPONSIBILITY.

  23. Wifey

    August 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    When Koye Olu-Ibukun escaped quarantine, his name and picture should have been blasted on TV and social media. How can this man live with himself knowing that 200 people are now affected, 1 has died, and more will surely die? He’s wicked, and the govt is reckless. He needs to be prosecuted.

  24. fleur

    August 30, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    We are a wicked generation. Even the enemuo fool lied to his fellow physician. Wicked. Glad he died. Only hospital staff on quarantine. What about hotel staff? People that traveled with him? God forgive me but I hope for every person that dies for their wickedness 2 from their family will perish including the unborn.

  25. Justlooking

    August 30, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Nomad, Cb, an Ebola ward is even too much to ask for at the moment. When I see some wedding events pictures on Bellanaija, I marvel at how far event planners have gone in terms of the tents that are used for these outdoor weddings , some of them have fans installed in them. They even construct wooden stages , so guest dont have to sink in earth.When I first heard about the Ebola outbreak, my mind went straight to those tents. Why can’t a place be designated in a less densely populated area, Épé or somewhere , build up these tents(be creative and make them habitable), move medical equipments, generators, medical supplies , new bore-holes for water and everything needed to help contain this disease, then burn that place to the ground once everything is under control…that’s what isolation means….(since we are not sophisticated to have up to date infrastructure to provide an Ebola ward)…..I mean a billion naira will do all these things easily… A big project, yes, but money moves things quickly….. Nutrition is important in cases like these, even for visiting relatives,provide food, counseling ….. I mean it can’t be rocket science….
    You’d be suprised that even people who don’t have Ebola will feign sickness once they learn there’s a place that provides care, food and 24/7 fan or AC in this 9ja heat ?????, no mosquito…..ahhhhhh, u will start hearing , “I tink I have Ebola take me to the isolation center” ……..

  26. pelly

    August 30, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    MAY GOD HELP US. THIS IS VERY SAD.

  27. yanmbe

    August 30, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I agree with you Wale, shame on Nigerian government, shame on Onyebuchi Chukwu.

  28. JIYIL MARKUS K

    August 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Please the minister of health need to be sack for not declaring the escapee koye olu from lagos to portharcourt.I ASPECT him to use his picture as wanted criminal.

  29. Trueeee

    August 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I wish I can double like your comment…u said it all

    This issue is bigger than “contained to one patient”…what a failed government. Only God can deliver us o

  30. Chi Chi

    August 30, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    At this critical time we forgot about God and we are busy cursing even the dead. This is the time we need God the most, Ebola’s appearance in PH is complicated. Only God can save us now. Let us pray together as one nation that God in his infinite goodness will resolve this problem for us. I trust he will.

  31. mulikat

    August 30, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Love of Money kill this Doctor,i pray is poor wife and 3 month baby dont die,cos they arw all innocent plus people he get contact with pls God help.

  32. bake

    August 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Got this analysis from someone please READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    My foolish analyses: It helps to lay the fact down. First, Patrick Sawyer was infected in Liberia, it was not a secret as his employee, a ‘private’ International mining company suspended him indefinitely and referred in him for observation and possible quarantine after they found out he may have contacted the virus. The company also sent memos to all staff of the company regarding this, and possible the American Embassy (Patrick is an American – and would generally be expected to carry his American Passport and not a Liberian Passport – Remember how long it took the First hospital to find out Patrick was Liberian).

    Second, Patrick and his friend the deputy minister of finance for Liberia were able to plan his disguise and transport to Nigeria. Why did Patrick agree to put other people at risk this way, after all he was a public health consultant – and knows better than most people the implications of his actions. I was not intentional. He honestly did not mean to da any harm.

    Patricks friend in a desperate effort to send him to Nigeria, listed Patrick as a staff of the Ministry of finance of Liberia, an “impersonation”. This was what granted Patrick diplomatic coverage to begin his journey and escape from quarantine.

    Why will the senior government official do this? Patrick is his friend, and he would do anything to keep his friend alive. That said, why Nigeria? The answer is simple and was already given by Patrick’s widow (read the CNN article), she said “Patrick was not a wicked person, but a kind and gentle man who will not hurt anyone: he only embarked on the journey to Nigeria to receive better health care”. This was confirmed by the CCTV images of Patrick at the Liberian Airport. He avoided contact with anyone, even on the plan. He was not a wicked person, and was probably well described by the widow.

    Patrick, “the fake diplomat”, was received at the airport by Liberian embassy delegation, with the official vehicle and an official driver (all approval and clearance given) at Lagos. Of course, the person who received Patrick knew he was coming for Ebola treatment, with a privately arranged Nigerian Doctor in a hotel room already booked and paid for. Everything was set and ready, but Patrick was not strong enough to make the trip to Port Harcourt where the Doctor was waiting to commence his end of the deal. The Doctor had been fully paid in advance for the treatment of Patrick by Patrick himself, the Liberian embassy staff and government worker were just there to help make all the necessary connections and provide diplomatic cover.

    The Liberian Embassy staff also knew the Doctor(s), who do the business in Nigeria. These Doctors possible advertised their services to the various embassies of affected countries. The fees are not for small boys, only the wealthiest can afford the service. Of course you also need some form of assistance from your embassy in Nigeria.

    When Patrick was restricted, despite several intensive effort by the same Liberian diplomat, to get Patrick out of First Hospital at Obalende, he lost hope. Patrick did not even trust the First hospital enough to believe they can also manage his case. Instead, he lied so he could be released to go to the already prepared Doctor in PH, who claimed to have been treating the disease with success. For Patrick, and his fellow countryman the Liberian Diplomat, it was Dr. Iyke or nothing. Since it was clear Patrick was going no where, he decided to infect his enemies, the medical team at First hospital (wondered how Patrick knew that urine and spit where very potent ways to spread the disease – remember, he is an American trained public health consultant).

    The Liberian diplomat on the other hand, knowing he has also been exposed, arranged to escape surveillance and went to meet Dr Iyke, again using his status as diplomat in Nigeria (any harm you do to him can be considered an act of war against Liberia). So a likely scenario could be that the observer attached to him, would be denied entry into his diplomatic residence, and simply told that “Oga is resting”. Sadly, this observer may have also been bribed to keep mute. (This should be investigated, as this diplomat was a very special suspect for the infected cases)

    Dr. Iyke, who has already collected money had to do his end of the deal. Patrick was not going to come. So He treated the diplomat instead. Notice, also that the diplomat did not trust the Nigerian ebola centre to treat him, just like Patrick, He preferred Dr. Iyke who has been doing the treatment for many other patients in the past. True to his trust, Dr Iyke cured him successfully! And he returned to Lagos miraculously Ebola -free.

    The point of my hypothesis, is that a number of Nigerian Doctors, in PH, may have been doing this business for high paying customers. There is possibly a syndicate, that organises the contacts. The Liberian embassy, and possibly the embassies of the other affected countries may have staff who know this and use the service.

    Of course, this is all just my opinion based on mere piecing the events and pure logical reasoning. An easy way to find out, will be to trace the cash (I am not a journalist). Check the late doctor’s bank account for bulk transfers to his or his wife’s account. Also, that of the hotel that was setup and used for the treatment, and Patrick’s bank account for transfers to a Nigerian Bank account. If you follow the money, you will make all the necessary connections.

    Ebola may have been in Nigeria earlier than Patrick Sawyer. Sawyer’s weakness and inability to make the trip to the Doctor, only exposed the Ebola treatment ring operating in Nigeria!

    • iba

      August 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      Well, well i am nearly tempted to go with your school of thought. We have greedy and corrupt people in Nigeria who may be willing to treat an ebola patient for a large sum and of course the people in authority who should ask the right question looking away. Its really sad but we don’t know still…

    • chy

      August 31, 2014 at 12:47 am

      My fear,ur analysis makes so much sense. U may not b very far frm d truth. Too bad,we lack investigative manpower. Am sure if we look into this case,we may have shocking revelations.

    • chy

      August 31, 2014 at 12:48 am

      *My dear,I meant to type.

    • Ib

      August 31, 2014 at 4:24 am

      If this is true then NIGERIA WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

    • Person

      August 31, 2014 at 5:10 am

      It makes sense. I don’t want it to, but it makes sense. Especially knowing how greedy Nigerians are.

  33. AfterEffet.com

    August 30, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    The Health Commissioner is telling lies our ‘Niger Delta Press Team’ are still investigating this news and you all will be shocked about the truth as they believed there is politics behind this Ebola Story in Port Harcourt. For they believe that there is no Ebola in Port Harcourt. AfterEffet.com

  34. step77

    August 31, 2014 at 3:31 am

    Hmmm Bake, this analysis is quite intriguing. I am never one to be swayed by conspiracy theories, but I must say this makes a lot of sense. There are too many holes in the prevailing story about Patrick Sawyer’s intention for heading this way, think about it who plans to attend a conference knowing fully well that they have been struck with the EVD. It seems it was important for him to head further eastward ( i.e PH, although what we are told is Calabar?) and he was in urgent need to meet with some one [under surreptitious circumstances]. The Liberian diplomat you refer to is actually a Nigerian, his name was released to day. Nonetheless, it is a good thing he is alive because a thorough investigation needs to be done and this individual most likely knows more than he is telling. The Liberian Deputy Finance Minister must also be placed under investigation. In fact this should be on the scale of the ‘international courts’. God willing the true story will come out. I have a feeling we are about to be stunned with jaw dropping information about the whole Patrick Sawyer debacle and the ring behind his arrival in Nigeria. Bella , bakes comment should be bumped into the comment of the day section ( wait o, do you even have one?). I am sure we have some officials that visit this website, well here is another angle that can be approached from while this is still a developing story.

  35. Libgirl

    August 31, 2014 at 4:01 am

    @Bake, I think you’re on to something.

  36. Ken

    August 31, 2014 at 4:07 am

    All of you should shut up and stop blaming the doctor for helping the ebola victim The doctor is a good man for taking the risk to save the life of that man and he lost his own life may his soul rest in peace but he should have known that its risky and maybe he though he can handle it. O God help us Amen.

    • Ij

      August 31, 2014 at 8:55 am

      Are you the doctors ghost? You are very irresponsible if so. You better go back and stay dead. You have very nearly put this country in deeper sh*t

  37. SoAngryRightNow

    August 31, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Dear Ken,
    You should shut up and take several seats. Are you incapable of reading? This same ‘doctor’ did not disclose his illness when he fell ill and went for treatment at another hospital. He is a greedy fool who put himself, his family and the general public at risk for money. He should be posthumously struck off the medical register.

  38. otap70

    August 31, 2014 at 10:58 am

    FG has never been straight in dealing with issues.When the diplomat escaped,did they declare him wanted?He was left to roam about ,even entered flight.He did not hide.somebody hiding wud have taken other means of transp.How are sure some have not escaped PH quarrantine centre.TELL US THE TRUTH FG

  39. OnPoint

    August 31, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    @ken, seriously? Tsk tsk

  40. Sam Ezem

    August 31, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Does anyone need be convinced after this, that this country is doomed? If the so-called educated people ( a diplomat and a doctor) could be this selfish, stupid, callous and unpatriotic, is there any hope for this country? I lost hope in the project long ago and each new day provides a brand new justification.

  41. Dav

    August 31, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    All said! I think the diplomat was afraid he would not get good treatment at the isolation center in Lagos. Also, being a diplomat, he felt it would be stigmatizing if everyone knows he had Ebola. He contacted the Doctor upon recommendation of a fellow staff and the condition was ” just name your price….. money is not an issue here”. The Doctor was lured with this money offer which the Diplomat promised if he could safe his life. The whole issue here is all about money. The doctor collected all the money and smiled home and would never have told his wife until he was sick. and dying. I think his death may have been God’s hand of judgement. because it was a case of physician who saved others but couldn’t save himself..

  42. Naija sha

    August 31, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    And what about ‘our’ government, nobody is saying anything about the role they played in this case. Someone under quarantine ran away & nothing was said about it to the public
    They should have a procedure, anyone under quarantine, not seen after 24hrs-48hrs, should be declared ‘WANTED’ & public announcement made with full name and picture of the person.
    How many more people under quarantine have escaped & the government isn’t saying anything.

  43. vickky

    August 31, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    This sounds like fanntastic theory………for the movies!
    There are so many failings on the part of the authorities, both Nigerian and Liberian as well as deception on the part of Sawyer, the Diplomat (a Nigerian called Koye) and ignorance or deception by the late Dr Enemoah (we cant really tell as he is dead now)
    Ebola, as we in the medical community know, has hovered in Central and Eastern Africa over the last thirty odd years. This is the first time that the Ebola virus has been identified in west African. It is just not possible for any Nigerian doctor to make a profitable career treating Ebola which has never before occurred in West Africa.
    In the case of the late Dr Enemoah, one attempt at treating EVD and he was gone, just like the late Nurse Ejelonu and Dr Adadevoh who did not survive just ONE Ebola patient..
    Ebola is such a terrible contagion that it is just not possible to build a profitable and sustainable practice treating such. Remember it is considered a Class A bioterrorism agent hence all the precaution, fear and hype.
    So, ditch the conspiracy theory unless you hope to write a thriller or a screen script.
    Peace.

  44. lily

    August 31, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    If it is true that Ebola only becomes infectious when the infected is showing symptoms and close to dying then why did the Doctor in PH catch the virus if the diplomat survived.
    Secondly,how many more have escaped quarantine?
    Thirdly,why is the state of the quarantine centre so bad,the late nurses fiance said her friends had to provide oxygen.I am appauled..Basically this nations wealth can only be used for cars, houses etc for corrupt government officials

  45. marian

    September 1, 2014 at 2:21 am

    Oh God help your people

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