According to Thisday, a Nigerian actor, Chris Bassey, was arrested recently for disrupting an Arik Air flight from Enugu to Lagos with a prank call claiming that a female passenger travelling on the flight was infected with Ebola.
Following his call, the female passenger who is also his girlfriend was tested on arrival at the Lagos airport ,and she tested negative, leading to the actor's arrest.
According to his girlfriend, the actor made the because they had a misunderstanding.
According to the report, he may be charged to court next Monday for disrupting Arik’s operations on the day .
At about 1.05p.m. on August 29, 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. - Thisday Reports.