The suspect arrested and arraigned over the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of the leader of the Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, has tested positive for COVID-19.
He was among the three new cases of the disease recorded on Sunday, as governor Rotimi Akeredolu disclosed on his Twitter handle.
This comes about 24 hours after a policeman from Lagos State tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.
Akeredolu tweeted, “We have confirmed three other cases in Ondo State. One of the cases involves one of the recently arraigned suspects in the murder of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, Pa Fasoranti’s daughter.
“The Commissioner of Police has been duly informed and the line tracing of police officers and others in the SARS facility, where he was kept has started and their specimens are being collected.
“The suspect has been isolated from others and will be moved to the IDH for treatment. The commissioner of Police has assured the state that there will be adequate security around the IDH premises to prevent his escape and while on treatment, he will be manacled to the bed.”