Covid 19: LeDIng Medical Lab denies issuing fake result to Nigeria bound passenger

LeDIng  Medical Laboratories has denied media report suggesting it issued a fake Covid 19 medical report to a woman onboard a Nigerian flight at the Kotoka International Airport.

A statement issued by the firm said its medical test reports are protected with unique security identifiers or markers which are incapable of duplication and forgery without detection.

The firm said it will seek the assistance of the Police and all stakeholders to ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.

It further warns the public to be wary of some scrupulous persons who have intention of duping them with such fake Covid 19 test reports.

Below is the full statement

https://asaaseradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/LEDIng-Press-Statement-1.pdf

Background

A Ghanaian woman who travelled to Nigeria last Sunday has revealed she was given fake COVID-19 test results onboard a Nigerian flight at the Kotoka International Airport.

According to Portia Kissi Adu, the airline (name withheld) officials insisted to do a new COVID-19 test for her since they do not recognise the one she had done at Noguchi.

Appearing desperate and seeking to beat time for an appointment in Lagos, Nigeria, Miss Kissi Adu said she agreed to undertake the COVID test the airline was insisting on and went ahead to receive the Mobile Money number they asked her to pay the cost of the test to.

To her surprise, she was asked to get on board the flight only to be given a printed COVID test results with the letterhead of LEDING laboratory without any sample taken from her.

“When I boarded the flight, a gentleman brought my results and asked that I pay GHC700 which I obliged to pay via mobile money. When I got to Nigeria, I wasn’t asked to pay the $135, and to date, I haven’t paid the GHC700 I was being asked to pay by the flight officials,” she told Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Wednesday.

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