July 7, 2022

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Airport security picks 90 touts in Lagos, Abuja airports

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As part of the effort to rid the nation’s airports of touting and extortion, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has arrested over 90 persons.

The suspects were arrested while carrying out nefarious activities at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport, MMA, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja.

The touts were arrested for various acts of illegality including Fake Covid-19 test results, touting, unauthorized entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance and arguments, amongst others.

Some of those arrested claimed to be staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, Nahco Plc, and other airport staff.

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 for same.

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

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