Operatives Arrest Man discovered inside empty plane at Nigeria’s airport
Security operatives have launched an investigation into the mission of a middle-aged found inside a United Nigeria Airlines aircraft and how he found himself inside plane parked at the airport.
In a statement on Sunday, the the management of the airlines said the suspect has since been arrested and taken for interrogation and profiling, adding that the unidentified man, who was unconscious, was discovered during pre-flight inspection.
The statement, signed by the spokesman, Achillus Chud-Uchegbu, stated that the aircraft was currently being screened and prepared for service following the development, adding that due to the breach, some flights might be affected as the airline would have to be rescheduled to accommodate the investigation
It added: “During preflight inspection this morning, a stowaway was found in one of our aircraft parked at MMA2 Ikeja. The middle-aged man, who looked unkempt and is suspected to be unconscious, was arrested and taken in for interrogation. The aircraft last operated Abuja-Lagos at 7.30 p.m. on September 3, and was securely parked at the apron following post flight inspection
FAAN AVSEC and Bicourtney security services are on ground and investigation has opened into this security breach at MMA2. The affected aircraft is being screened and prepared for service in accordance with United Nigeria Airlines strict security and operating standards.
“Meanwhile, the development will result in rescheduling of some flights to accommodate the investigations. We regret the delay this incident will cause our esteemed customers whose scheduled flight will be affected.”