Friday, September 4

Airport security arrests cleaner with $271,135

Aviation Security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday prevented the trafficking of $271,135 through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja.

The Deputy General Manager Public Affairs FAAN, Mr Nnaekpe Onyekwere disclosed this saying the huge amount was found on a worker with one of the cleaning contractors at the airport, Mr. Tijani Owolabi, during a comprehensive screening at one of the screening points at ‘D’ Finger of the international terminal.

Some of the foreign currency was found on Owolabi while the rest was recovered from the sanitary bucket he was trying to pass through screening.

The airport cleaner who was suspected to be conveying the foreign currency to an accomplice at the sterile area of the terminal was immediately apprehended by Aviation Security staff on duty and handed over to the appropriate security agencies at the airport for further investigation.

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