Saturday, September 13, 2014

Nollywood Actor To face Charges Over False Ebola Alarm

Actor, Kingsley Chris Bassey, has been arrested for disrupting a flight, after making a false alert that a passenger on board had the Ebola virus.
He placed a hoax call to a recent Arik Air flight from Enugu to Lagos, that a female passenger who was travelling on the flight was infected with the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

A group of EVD team arrived and tested the female passenger. All result proved negative which  and  which prompted the airline to request for Bassey’s arrest.

According to the airline that later expalined what happen, they said, “about 1.05p.m. on 29 August, a certain man from Enugu, called the airline’s customer call centre to alert the airline that his girlfriend who was under quarantine for the EVD had escaped and was on board flight W3 611 from Enugu to Lagos.”

 “Immediately the flight landed at the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) in Ikeja, Lagos, Arik Air’s ground staff who had been placed on alert approached the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) medical personnel, but the FAAN officials at GAT said they didn’t have the requisite equipment to screen passengers for the Ebola virus symptoms.”
“The aircraft was therefore taxied to the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport. There, the Port Heath officials supervised the disembarking of the passengers and therefore directed the female passenger to be transferred to the clinic for checks.
 “The lady was later discovered to be free of Ebola symptoms after thorough examination. She then told Arik Air personnel that her boyfriend who made the malicious call from Enugu did that to smear her name because they had a misunderstanding.”
 Bassey would be charged to court on Monday, 15 September, for raising a false alarm which disrupted the operations of the airline.
 Actor Kingsley Bassey has featured in movies like white hunter and in many TV series, has acted alongside top Nollywood stars like Ini Edo and Mercy Johnson.
Stupidity in its highest peak......


Eddy Duke said...

He deserve to be arrested. Why will he do such thing.

Oge chukwura said...

He should be jail for aleast 1yrs stupid man