Vigilant Aviation Security staff of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, on Wednesday apprehended a suspect, Alabibu Olushola, who was attempting to stow away in a taxing aircraft on the tarmac of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.
The suspect was said to be arrested as soon as he scaled the perimeter fence near the moving aircraft.
According to a statement by Yakubu Dati, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, after interrogation by the Avsec staff, Olushola was immediately handed over to the police for further interrogation.
The statement read further, “The Authority wishes to remind 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 is more so in view of the present security situation in the country.
“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 our airports.”
By Patrick Aigbokhan