Detainee on COVID-19 treatment flees Kota Kinabatangan Hospital

KINABATANGAN, Feb 22 — A drug detainee fled the Kota Kinabatangan Hospital while receiving treatment for COVID-19 here early today.

Kinabatangan district police chief Supt Dzulbaharin Ismail said two policemen on sentry duty found Suhin Mursidi, 37, a Filipino, missing from the detention quarantine room at 2.40 am.

The suspect had been arrested for drug possession on Feb 18 at a plantation worker’s quarters and later tested positive for COVID-19 before being sent to the hospital for treatment.

Dzulbaharin said the man is believed to have escaped via the backdoor and was clad in jeans and a dark-coloured T-shirt when last seen.

He said police are tracking the suspect and those with information are urged to contact the district control centre at 089-561890 or case Investigating Officer Insp Norazmeer Azmi via 013-6309080.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency