Godwin Akwaji, lawmaker representing Obudu constituency at the Cross River state house of assembly, has died after showing symptoms of COVID-19.
He was said to have died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) isolation centre around 12:30 pm on Thursday.
Akwaji, who was said to be diabetic, also exhibited fatigue, fever, cough, breathlessness.
A family source told TheCable that the deceased had been treated for malaria and pneumonia with no improvement.
The source added that some persons who visited the lawmaker at the hospital are already showing symptoms of COVID-19.
Cross River is the only state where any case of COVID-19 has not been confirmed in the country.
An undercover investigation by TheCable had exposed the lapses in Cross River’s effort to tackle COVID-19.
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