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February 2, 20201min730

Five people have been arrested in Abuja for playing pranks of contracting coronavirus.

They were arrested by the Federal Capital Territory FCT Command of the Nigerian Police Force after invading the Wuse General Hospital with false claims of having contracted the Novel Coronavirus.

Parading the suspects at the Wuse Zone 3 Divisional Police Station, Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manza said the suspects namely Peggy Shandi (M), Abayomi Adedoyin (M), David Gold Enemigin (M) Priscilla AJesola (F) and Jacob Oji (M) claimed to be playing out a script about the virus without the knowledge or authorization of the relevant authorities of the FCTA.

The alleged pranksters had reportedly gone to the Wuse District Hospital claiming that one of them had been infected by the Coronavirus, an action which led to panic and confusion as well as a disruption of normal health service delivery at the hospital.

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