Two passengers on an Abuja-bound Med-View Airline flight were arrested on Wednesday by security personnel attached to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Lagos.
Airline flight were arrested on Wednesday by security personnel attached
to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in Lagos.
alleged to have attempted to steal N1.5 million from the hand-luggage of
another passenger in the luggage- compartment of the aircraft at the Murtala
Muhammed Airport, Ikeja.
Dati, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of FAAN, confirmed
this in a statement in Ikeja, Lagos.
that following an alarm raised by a passenger on board over pilfering his
luggage in the compartment, the flight, which was scheduled to depart Lagos for
Abuja at 9.00 a.m., was delayed.
attention of FAAN’s security personnel was called to the aircraft by the
cabin crew of the airline following an argument that ensued between two
passengers over missing money.
passengers on board were later subjected to body search and substantial
amounts of money were found on two of them,” it said.
statement also said that the suspects were later taken away by FAAN
security personnel, adding “the suspects are undergoing preliminary
interrogation at FAAN’s Crime Investigation Bureau”.
statement said the suspects would be handed over to the police for further
the public, especially passengers, that people engaged in nefarious
activities at the nation’s airports would no longer find life comfortable.
put in place adequate security measures at the nation’s airports to ensure
that they are safe and more secure,” it said.
congratulated the Lagos Police Command for arresting a gang of armed robbers
who raided the airport’s international wing car park on March 13.
said that FAAN, in collaboration with other security agencies at airports,
had put measures in place to make the nation’s airports secured.
that after the March 13 robbery, FAAN beefed up security around the
also banned illegal bureau de change operation at the airport and other
airports in Nigeria.