The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has arrested over 90 persons caught at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, carrying out nefarious activities.
A statement by the authority’s general manager, corporate affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said the exercise, which was a part of the authority’s effort to rid the nation’s airports of touting and extortion, saw the arrest of touts for various acts of illegality, including fake COVID-19 test results,touting, unauthorised entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance, amongst others.
It said some of those arrested are staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, NAHCO Plc, amongst others.
According to the statement, 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 force in Lagos.
“FAAN will like to use this opportunity to warn 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, as the authority will not hesitate to arrest and hand over such individuals for prosecution,” it added.