The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), as phase of its efforts to rid the airports of depraved practices, has stated that 90 airport team were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The suspects had been arrested for his or her alleged involvement in some notorious actions which involves facilitating the issuance of unsuitable Covid-19 check results, offering illegal yellow cards for travellers, brief-changing travellers below the pretence of assisting them with their boarding job and performing as interface between passengers and airlines.
This changed into as soon as made identified in an announcement titled, ‘FAAN arrests over 90 touts, fingers 89 over to police’, issued by FAAN Fashioned Supervisor, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, where she stated that some of these arrested are team of Patovilki Nigeria Restricted, Lakewood Services, and the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc.
Yakubu stated that the arrested team had been additionally involving about totally different illicit actions that embrace unauthorised entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance and crowding up the departure halls, amongst others.
What the FAAN Spokesperson is announcing in the assertion
The assertion from Yakubu partly reads, “Of the total arrested, 59 had been handed over to the airport police elaborate in Abuja for prosecution, whereas 30 had been handed over to the police force in Lagos for identical.
“FAAN will love to make exhaust of this different to warn these that operate no longer enjoy any loyal commerce at the airports, as effectively as airport team enticing in illegal responsibilities to desist from such acts, as the authority will no longer hesitate to arrest and quit such contributors for prosecution.’’
In case you overlooked it
Bewitch that closing November, FAAN had launched the suspension and arrest of some airport officers for allegedly extorting from a passenger at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
That is coming barely a pair of weeks after the Managing Director of FAAN, Capt. Rabiu Yadudu warned that the authority will put together stiffer sanctions against officers that hang in extortion at the nation’s airports.
FAAN’s insistence on applying sanctions on erring team follows several accusations by stakeholders about extortion by some officers of some agencies in one of the necessary airports.