Two Arrested inside Lagos-Abuja Aircraft for Stealing N1.5mn

Two Arrested inside Lagos-Abuja Aircraft for Stealing N1.5mn

Two Arrested inside Lagos-Abuja Aircraft for Stealing N1.5mn

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.

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.

They were

Dati, the General Manager, Corporate Communications of FAAN, confirmed

this in a statement in Ikeja, Lagos.

Yakubu

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.

He said

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.

“The

passengers on board were later subjected to body search and substantial

amounts of money were found on two of them,” it said.

`The

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”.

The

statement said the suspects would be handed over to the police for further

investigations.

The

the public, especially passengers, that people engaged in nefarious

activities at the nation’s airports would no longer find life comfortable.

It assured

put in place adequate security measures at the nation’s airports to ensure

that they are safe and more secure,” it said.

“FAAN has

congratulated the Lagos Police Command for arresting a gang of armed robbers

who raided the airport’s international wing car park on March 13.

It

said that FAAN, in collaboration with other security agencies at airports,

had put measures in place to make the nation’s airports secured.

The statement

that after the March 13 robbery, FAAN beefed up security around the

airport.

It recalled

also banned illegal bureau de change operation at the airport and other

airports in Nigeria.

The agency

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