Nigeria Airports: FAAN Arrests 90 Offenders Involved In Nefarious Activities

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the arrest of 90 lawbreakers, at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for their involvements in fake COVID-19 test results and touting, among others.

In a statement, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, said the arrests were part of efforts to rid the nation’s airports of touting and extortion, following continual complaints by travelers, of extortion by some people at airports since the outbreak of COVID-19.

According to the statement, those arrested were caught carrying out nefarious activities at the airports.

The statement read in part, “The touts were arrested for various acts of illegality including fake COVID-19 test results, touting, unauthorised entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance and arguments, among others.

“Some of those arrested are staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, NACHO Plc among other airport staff. Of the total arrested, 59 were handed over to the airport police command in Abuja for prosecution, while 30 were handed over to the police force in Lagos for same.”

Meanwhile, FAAN has warned people who do not have any legitimate business at airports, as well as airport staff carrying out illegal duties to desist from such acts.

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