How Ajimobi was Scammed N50m Meant to Buy Drugs That Can Safe His Live
How Former Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi, Was Defrauded Of N50m After Dispatching Private Jet To Fetch Fake Drugs From Bangladesh
The last days of former Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, who died on Thursday at First Cardiology Hospital in Lagos following Coronavirus complications, have been devoid of peace as he wasdefrauded of N50m proper on his sickbed.
Ajimobi was once rushed to the health facility weeks ago after his health deteriorated considerably and quickly slipped into a deep coma he by no meansrecovered from till he surpassed away on Thursday.
In the period medical doctors were struggling withto keep his life at the Lagos hospital, family membersdetermined to keep him alive reached out to a handful of Nigerians they knew overseas to help get a substantial extent of Remivir to be administered on him.
Manufactured in Bangladesh, the antiviral drug waspreviously tested in people with Ebola virus sicknessand has proven promise in treating extreme acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) precipitated throughCoronavirus, in accordance to United States National Institutes of Health.
First, the venture for the search for the drug was given to a Nigerian in Texas, United States, to see if he may want to assist get it.
After days of contacting several trusted persons for the ‘project’, he gave up the search as the tight monitoring of the drug with the aid of the US authorities made it nearly not possible for it to be moved out of hospitals.
The $50,000 paid was returned after another search for the drug in a hospital in Los Angeles, California, did now not additionally materialise.
The hospitals contacted had solely constrained dose of the drugs, which is intently monitored through the US authorities determined to cease the rising numberof deaths associated to Coronavirus.
The US has 2.5 million Coronavirus cases and 126,785 reported deaths.
After failing to get the drug in the US, members of Ajimobi circle became interest to Bangladesh were it is being produced.
A Nigerian certain them of getting the wished volumeof Remivir to administer on the ex-Oyo governor and assist retailer his life.
Subsequently, a jet and N50m was once dispatched to the Asian united states for the buy and transporthowever regrettably the capsules procured by means of the Nigerian man was all fake.
He pocketed massive chunk of the cash and left the former governor to struggle for his life at the Lagos health center where for at least one week he was on a life support machine before he eventually died.
“All our guys right here in the United States could not risk it due to the fact of the struggle act invoked by means of President Donald Trump that the drug should now not get out of America.
“It is something I was once worried in from the beginning. In fact, we gave $50,000 to one of our Nigerian man who is a physician in Los Angeles however he returned the money. He stated the hospital had solely a hundred dose and the whole lotwas monitored on how it is used.
“But one Nigerian man defrauded them after claiming he ought to get it in Bangladesh.
“They despatched a flight and paid about N50m butthe drug they bought from him was fake,” one of these privy to the search for the tablets Said
It was once gathered that the disappointment from that development in addition added to the ache of theseshut to the former governor, who passed away at the age of 70 on Thursday.