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Over 90 suspects arrested over fake COVID-19 certificates in Lagos, Abuja airports



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Some suspects arrested in connection to Fake Covid-19 test results in Lagos. (Photo by Tribune)

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) Monday said over ninety (90) suspects have been arrested and handed over to the police over different crimes.

The arrests are part of effort to rid the Nigeria’s airports of touting and extortion and curb the sell of fake Covid-19 test results, the Nigeria’s airports authority said.

The suspects numbering over 90 were caught at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, carrying out nefarious activities of touting, Fake COVID-19 test certificates.

The statement signed by Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.), general manager, Corporate Affairs at FAAN, shows that 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 & arguments, amongst others.

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

“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 same.

“FAAN will like to use this opportunity to warn 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, as the Authority will not hesitate to arrest and hand over such individuals for prosecution”.

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