Saturday, August 15

Three in court for loitering at Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Three persons, namely, Ikechukwu Nicholas (35), Timothy Jackson (26) and Charles Okafor (30) have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Ogba, Lagos for allegedly loitering at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.

The trio were arrested by security operatives attached to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

According to the prosecution, the suspects entered the international airport premises without reasonable cause or permission from the appropriate authorities, an offence contrary to Section 3 (e) and punishable under section (e) of the bye laws of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), 2005.

They were alleged to have been found walking aimlessly in the said area, knowing that such action was against FAAN’s Bye Law; an offence under Section 3 (b) and punishable under Section (2) of FAAN Bye Laws 2005.

Each of the suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of N100,000.00 with two sureties who must be gainfully employed and whose addresses can be verified.

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