A Ghana bound passenger slumped and died at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday.
The passenger according to reliable source caused confusion in the airport as he slumped in front of the Port Health Services office, while waiting to collect his vaccination card, usually known as Yellow Card.
Confirming the incident, a statement released by the General Manager, Corporate Communications of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, Mr. Yakubu Dati, gave the late passenger’s name as Mr. Akunne Osei.
It noted that the deceased was tested for the Ebola virus and the result later came in negative, adding that there was no cause for alarm.
“FAAN wishes to inform the public that a Nigerian passenger, residing in Accra, who arrived Lagos for business transactions aboard an Arik Air flight on Friday August 8, 2014, has died at the Murtala Mohammad Airport, Ikeja, on his way back to Accra.
“The passenger, 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.
“During boarding formalities for his return trip to Accra at the international terminal of MMA, 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,” it said.