Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Suspected Stowaway Apprehended in Lagos Airport


Vigilant Aviation Security staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN today, December 2, 2015, apprehended a man, Mr. Alabibu Olushola, who was attempting to stow away in a taxing aircraft on the tarmac of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.


A statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Yakubu Dati said the culprit was arrested as soon as he scaled the perimeter fence near the moving aircraft and after interrogation by the Avsec staff, he was immediately handed over to the police for further interrogation.

The statement reminded members of the public that access to restricted areas of the airport, including the tarmac and perimeter roads, is prohibited for unauthorized people, including airport staff, who have no business being there. This it said is in view of the present security situation in the country.

It adds that the Authority will henceforth not hesitate to arrest and prosecute any person, including unauthorized airport staff, who is found loitering around restricted areas of all its airports.

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