FAAN arrests 90 touts selling fake COVID-19 test results at Abuja, Lagos airports


By Ismail Auwal

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has said that it arrested over 90 touts engaged in nefarious activities at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.), General Manager, Corporate Affairs, stated this in a statement on Monday, adding that the arrests were part of an effort to rid the nation’s airports of touting and extortion.

“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,” a statement by the FAAN spokesperson, Henrietta Yakubu, said on Monday.

According to the report, the arrested touts are employees of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, Nahco Plc, and other airport personnel.

According to the FAAN, 59 of those arrested were turned over to the airport police command in Abuja for prosecution, while 30 were turned over to the Lagos police force for the same purpose.

“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,” it said

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