Pregnant woman reportedly dies during COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun

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A pregnant woman on her way to the hospital has reportedly died at a police checkpoint

The motorcycle rider conveying the woman was said to have violated the social distancing directive

The Ogun state police has absolved its officers of blame over the woman’s death

A pregnant woman who was being taken to hospital for delivery on a motorcycle has reportedly died at a police checkpoint after officers allegedly stopped the motorcycle for carrying three people.

The occupants on the motorcycle were said to have been stopped by the police officers for carrying more than two occupants in violation of the social distancing order, The Tribune reports.

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Pregnant woman reportedly dies during COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun
The police have been accused of causing the death of a pregnant woman in Ogun state.

The police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident but absolved the police of blame over the woman’s death.

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He said the police officers enforcing the state government directive on social distancing stopped and interrogated the occupants of the motorcycle rider for carrying three people in defiance to the physical distancing directive.

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Oyeyemi, however, pointed out that the officers allowed the motorcycle pass the checkpoint when they were informed that the woman was being conveyed to the hospital for delivery.

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