This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the deceased is a 67 year old man who returned home from the UK where he had gone for a medical treatment.The victim identified as Suleiman Achimugu, is a Kogi State born former managing director of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, a subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC).
Achimugu, 67, was said to have started exhibiting the symptoms of the virus on Tuesday and the case was reported to the NCDC who took his blood specimen for a test. He reportedly tested positive and was evacuated to the specialist hospital, Gwagwalada in Abuja but died while receiving treatment, according to LIB.
According to reports, his family members are reportedly under quarantine at their home. A statement from the family issued by Abubakar Achimugu said the deceased had been buried according to Islamic rites.
“Our family is deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden death of our beloved Father, Uncle, Brother and friend. Engr. Suleiman Achimugu (former Md of PPMC),” the statement read.