Channel Nine denies rumour coronavirus-infected border hoppers accused of lying their way into Queensland from Melbourne are being lined up to star on Married At First Sight
- Diana Lasu, Olivia Winnie Muranga and Haja Timbo have been charged
- The trio allegedly lied about being in Melbourne when entering Brisbane
- They face up to five years in prison if they are found guilty of fraud offences
- Rumour circulating Lasu and Muranga to feature on Married at First Sight
- Channel Nine flatly denied the pair would appear on any of their shows
Channel Nine has denied a ridiculous rumour that two women accused of lying their way into Queensland before testing for coronavirus will be appearing on Married at First Sight.
Diana Lasu, 21, Olivia Winnie Muranga, 19, and Haja Timbo, 21, are accused of lying on their border declarations about having been in Melbourne when they arrived in Brisbane on July 21.
The trio partied for several days before realising they had contracted COVID-19 potentially putting thousands of Queenslanders at risk.
Now a rumour is circulating that both Muranga and Lasu have caught the eyes of Married at First Sight producers.
Olivia Winnie Muranga, 19, (left) and Diana Lasu, 21, (right) are accused of lying on their border declarations about having been in Melbourne when they arrived in Brisbane on July 21
Rumours are circulating both Muranga and Lasu have caught the eyes of Married at First Sight producers (Pictured: MAFS judges)
The Daily Telegraph reports the women are receiving calls from agents asking them to join the popular Channel Nine reality TV show.
Sydney agent Max Markson, who represents other Married at First Sight stars, denied approaching Muranga and Lasu who have been charged for lying their way into Queensland.
He said the pair could be jailed if they are convicted and found guilty. They are yet to enter a plea.
Nine spokeswoman Victoria Buchan said there was no chance the women would appear on Married at First Sight.
Haja Timbo (pictured) is the third woman who allegedly provided misleading documents at the Queensland border after visiting Melbourne
The girls allegedly travelled on Virgin Australia flight 863 from Melbourne to Sydney, to make it appear they hadn’t come from Melbourne.
Shortly afterwards they boarded flight VA 977 to Brisbane.
Lasu, Muranga and Timbo have all been charged with one count each of providing false or misleading documents and fraud over their alleged lies to authorities when they arrived in Brisbane.
The women could be fined $13,345 or sent to jail for a maximum of five years.
The women will appear at Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 28.
‘There is no further information available at this time in relation to the ongoing criminal investigation,’ a statement read.
Where Queensland’s latest COVID-19 positive case visited
- Caltex at Goodna on July 26 from 11.30am-11.35am
- Sleeman Sports Complex at Chandler on July 26 from 12.30pm-2.10pm
- Garden City Shopping Centre at Mount Gravatt on July 26 from 4pm-7pm
- Kmart at Garden City Shopping Centre on July 26 from 4pm-5pm
- JB HiFi at Garden City Shopping Centre on July 26 from 4.30pm-5pm
- MOS Burget at Garden City Shopping Centre on July 26 about 5pm
- Chatime Garden City on July 26 about 6pm
- Cafe 63 at Redbank Plains on July 27 from 10am-10.30am
- Bunnings Springfield on July 27 from 11am-1pm
- Bunnings Exley on July 27 from 3.15pm-4pm
- Basketball Court Spring Lakes on July 27 from 6pm-8.30pm
- Nando’s Kenmore on July 27 from 8.45pm-8.55pm
- Caltex Wacol on July 28 from 8.40am-8.45am
- Richlands Medical Centre at Richlands Plaza on July 29 about 10.45am
- SNP Collection Centre at Forest Lake on July 29 about 11.35am