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Ninety touts, airport staff handed over to police in Lagos, Abuja: FAAN

They were arrested for touting, trespassing, issuing fake COVID-19 test results, unauthorised entry, illegal facilitation, and forgery.

• January 10, 2022
Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says that it has arrested no fewer than 90 persons at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, in a statement on Monday said that the persons were arrested for various acts of illegality including touting and trespassing.

Mrs Yakubu said some were also arrested for issuing fake COVID-19 test results to intending passengers, unauthorised entry, illegal facilitation, and forgery.

She said that the arrest was part of the agency’s efforts to rid the nation’s airports of touting, extortion, and other nefarious activities.

According to her, some of those arrested were staff of Patovilki Nigeria Ltd., Lakewood Services, Nacho Plc, and 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 command in Lagos for same.

“FAAN uses this opportunity to warn those that do not have any legitimate businesses 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 to law enforcement agencies for prosecution, ” she added. 


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