POLICEAviation Security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday prevented the trafficking of N53.41 million ($271,135) through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
Mr. Tijani Owolabi, a worker with one of the cleaning contractors at the airport, was arrested with the sum during a pat down at one of the screening points at ‘D’ Finger of the international terminal.
Some of the foreign currency was found on Owolabi, while the rest was recovered from the sanitary bucket he was trying to pass through screening.
The airport cleaner, who was suspected to be conveying the foreign currency to an accomplice at the sterile area of the terminal, was immediately arrested by Aviation Security staff on duty and handed over to the appropriate security agencies at the airport for further investigation.
By Patrick Aigbokhan