Fake COVID-19 result: FAAN arrests 90 syndicates

January 10, 2022
Airport
The Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

January 10, (THEWILL) – Over 90 persons have been arrested by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) over criminal activities regarding forging of fake COVID-19 test results perpetrated at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu in a statement issued Monday, said the touts were arrested for various acts of illegality including Fake Covid-19 test results, touting, unauthorised entry, trespass, Illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance, amongst others.

Some of those arrested are staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, Nacho Plc, and other airport staff.

Out of the total arrested, 59 were handed over to the airport police command in Abuja for prosecution, while 30 were handed over to the police force in Lagos for the same.

She said FAAN had warned those that do not have any legitimate business at the airports, as well as airport staff carrying out illegal duties to desist from such acts.

Yakubu added that the authorities would not hesitate to arrest and hand over such to the police.

Despite efforts put in by FAAN to sanitise the airports across the country, touts and touting activities have continued to thrive at most of the airports, especially the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos.

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