Passenger Waiting To Board Dies At Lagos Airport

A passenger waiting to collect the Yellow Card from Port Health Officials at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos has collapsed and died.

The ugly incident happened Monday, during the first official tour of the airport facility by the new Minister of Aviation, Mr Osita Chidoka.

The deceased was identified as Mr Akunne Osei, a Nigerian residing in Accra who arrived Lagos for business transactions aboard an Arik Air flight on Friday August 8, 2014 and was on his way back to Accra for medical treatment, reports Vanguard.

General Manager, Corporate Communication, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Yakubu Datti, while reacting on the passenger’s death said; “The passenger, Mr. Akunne Osei took ill on Saturday August 9 and started stooling. When the situation got worse, he called his doctor in Accra who instructed him to return to Ghana immediately for further treatment.”

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“During boarding formalities for his return trip to Accra, at the international terminal of MMA, Mr. Osei, who had obviously become weak at this time, was subjected to Ebola Virus test by port health officials, the result of which was negative. No further attention was paid to him after his Ebola Virus result read negative but the passenger later slumped and died around the port health office.”

The body of Osei was said to have been kept at zero car park of the airport terminal and was still there when the minister visited the facility.

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