The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN says, it has arrested over 90 persons, caught at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, carrying out nefarious activities.
In a statement by the spokesperson for FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, the arrests is of effort to rid the nation’s airports of touting and extortion, adding that, 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.
According to the statement, the touts were arrested for various acts of illegality including Fake Covid-19 test results, touting, Unauthorised entry, trespassing, Illegal Facilitation, Forgery, Loitering, Theft, Public nuisance and arguments, amongst others.
Some of those arrested are staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, NAHCO Plc, and other airport staff.
The Authority says, it is using this opportunity to warn those that do not have any legitimate business at the airports, as well as airport staff carrying out illegal duties to desist from such acts, as the Authority will not hesitate to arrest and hand over such individuals for prosecution.
Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Tina Oyinsan