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FAAN arrest 90 persons for issuing fake COVID-19 test results, et al

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Ninety persons have been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

In a statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, the Authority described the arrested persons as touts carrying out nefarious activities

“Touting and extortion” are not tolerated in airports, according to a spokesperson. The suspects were arrested as part of efforts to eliminate such activities from the airports.

They were arrested for issuing fake COVID-19 test results, unauthorised entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, and public nuisance.

Some of the arrested persons are members of staff of companies like Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, NAHCO Plc, and other airport workers.

“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 in Lagos”, Yakubu announced.

FAAN warned those that do not have legitimate businesses at the airports and staff carrying out illegal duties to desist.

“The Authority will not hesitate to arrest and hand over such individuals for prosecution”, the statement added.

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