FAAN arrests over 90 persons at Abuja, Lagos Airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has apprehended over 90 persons at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for various unethical activities.

A statement by Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs described them as touts carrying out nefarious activities, noting that the raid was part of efforts to rid the nation’s airports of “touting and extortion.”

The suspects were nabbed for fake COVID-19 test results, touting unauthorised entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft and public nuisance.

She revealed that some of those arrested are the staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, NAHCO Plc, and other airport workers.

“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 in Lagos,” the statement said.

FAAN warned 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, vowing that it would not hesitate to arrest and hand over such individuals for prosecution.

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