The Nigerian who escaped from self-isolation in Wa on Thursday, April 16 has been arrested. Simon Okafor Chukudi, 46, escaped from his Wapaani residence after being informed of his status on Monday. He is one of seven persons who had tested positive for the viral disease in the Upper West Region.
Residents had hinted that he was hiding in or around Saamabo, a village between Ga and Ponyentanga on the Wa-Kumasi highway. The Upper West Regional Police Command immediately launched a manhunt for him. On Friday, 3news’ regional correspondent, Yakubu Abdul-Gafur, said the Command arrested him in a house in the Wa Polytechnic area.
His arrest was later confirmed by Upper West Regional Director of Health Dr Osei Kuffour Afreh.