Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has insisted that the state was COVID-19-free, regardless of the recent death of the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, at an isolation facility.
According to Bello, the Chief Judge died a natural death and people should discard any news of coronavirus in the state.
Bello, who spoke on Tuesday during the three-day fidau prayers for the late Chief Judge, said Ajanah had been battling the disease long before the COVID-19 pandemic.
He described the late Ajanah as an “outstanding jurist, who left a memorable imprint on the legal profession in the country and a lover of peace”.
He said, “Nothing kills faster like fear, people should not accept cut and paste. COVID-19 is only out to create fear, panic, pandemic.
“It is a disease orchestrated to reduce and shorten the lifespan of the people.
“Whether medical experts and scientists believe it or not, COVID-19 is out to shorten the lifestyle of the people, it is a disease propagated by force for Nigerians to accept.”
Justice Ajanah died at the COVID-19 isolation center in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Sunday.