Ebola Scare: Policeman Abandons Suspect, Flees Checkpoint

Olufamous-A funny scenario played out at what looked like illegal road block mounted by some mobile policemen around the Umunede new Road junction on the Asaba-Benin Expressway at the weekend as one of the policemen, believed to have hailed from the North, ran and shouted for help after mistaking Eboka for Ebola.

Those who saw the policeman running at the state of confusion also took to their heels, while others trapped in their vehicles that could not immediately run for their dare lives watched hopelessly for the worst to come.

It was gathered that the mobile policeman had demanded to check the particularly of a privately owned car and shouted at the owner of the car to bring out his cars particulars, almost treating him like a suspect.

With the threatening look on the face of the policeman and the gun he was clutching, the car owner was said to have told him Eboka, causing him to take off at a frightening speed and shouting for help.

Soon, other vehicles behind and his colleagues were also said to have run away as well, until they were told that the man’s name was Eboka, not Ebola

After being told that Eboka (which means Family Is Supreme in Ika language) was different from the Ebola virus by those who rushed to catch a glimpse of the unfolding drama, the fleeing police man returned.

Wetin this Ebola dey cause for Naija no be small thing o!