Iyabo Ojo accuses airport officials of extorting money for COVID-19 test
Actress Iyabo Ojo has accused Nigerian airports of extorting N51, 950 from her for a COVID-19 test which they never did.
The officials allegedly rejected a similar test result which was conducted barely 24 hours before she boarded her from Turkey, insisting she must carry out another one here in Nigeria.
Narrating her ordeal, the actress and businesswoman in an Instagram post on Monday, said she was then made to pay another N51, 950 for another COVID-19 test.
Iyabo added that after collecting the money, the officials checked her temperature and then gave her a paper to go to a centre in Lekki to do the test. She wondered why they couldn’t carry out the test immediately at the airport like turkey did with the result being released 6hrs later, in the same airport.
This is extortion, she cried.
Here is her post: “Hello Nigeria 🇳🇬
“I was really very upset @ the Nigerian airport this morning, I did a covid-19 test yesterday morning @ the Turkish Istanbul airport before i was allowed to fly, i had to even change my ticket bcos I needed to wait to collect my result, ok cool!!! So now I don do test, I’m covid-19 free 💃💃💃💃💃 free to fly abi?
“I flew in this morning less than 24hrs with my negative text result of covid-19, they didn’t even check it @ the Lagos airport 🤷♀️with all the stress I had to allowed to fly, I had to even change my ticket bcos I needed to wait to collect my result, ok cool!!! So now I don do test, I’m covid-19 free 💃💃💃💃💃 free to fly abi?
“I flew in this morning less than 24hrs with my negative text result of covid-19, they didn’t even check it @ the Lagos airport 🤷♀️with all the stress I had to go through to do it in Turkey 😳😣
“Boom! To my greatest surprise i was made to pay another N51, 950 for another covid-19 test 😳😳😲😱 why?
“Funny enough they didn’t carry out any test ooo 🤦♀️🤦♀️
“they collected my money checked my temperature 😁😄😃😅🤣 & gave me a paper to go to a centre in Lekki to do another covid-19 test, ARE YOU SERIOUS! So wetin do the test way i do for turkey yesterday? Na fake abi? This is extortion! extortion!! extortion!!!
“why couldn’t you people carry out the test immediately @ the airport like turkey did, they collected 250TL that’s about 15k in Nigerian money and we went back for results 6hrs later in the same airport oo, una for Lagos collect my money still come give me paper join make i carry myself go do test for lekki🤣😅😅
Chai I don suffer
“Custom wan come add their own frustration join, they wanted to collect money from me again, saying once i have goods worth 50k i will have to pay fine, Everything money! money!! money!! in this country 😡😡😡 Omo I change am for them straight up, me way them done frustrate already🚶♀️🚶♀️🚶♀️🚶♀️fine kor fanta ni ishhhhh
“Nigeria 🇳🇬 my country happy anniversary in advance 🤪😡