FAAN’s security stops suspect from trafficking N54.4bn

Lagos Airporrt. Photo; wikimedia

Lagos Airporrt. Photo; wikimedia

The security officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday prevented a suspect (nameswitheld) from trafficking 271.14 million dollars (N54.35 billion) through the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Ikeja.

The FAAN Deputy General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr Onyekwere Nnaekpe, made the discosure in a statement issued in Lagos.

The statement said that the money was found on a cleaner (nameswitheld) attached to one of the cleaning contractors at the airport.

It said that the the FAAN official apprehended the suspect during a pat down at one of the screening points at ā€˜Dā€™ Finger of the international terminal.

According to it, some of the foreign currency was found on the suspect while the remaining amount was found in the sanitary bucket which he was trying to pass through screening.

The statement said that the cleaner was trying to convey the foreign currency to an accomplice at the sterile area of the terminal.

It said that the suspect was immediately handed over to the appropriate security agencies at the airport for further investigation.

  • Akanbi

    Again, can we see how selfish we are in this country. I say again and again the CBN new FX policy must stay! So the hidden looted fund we come out safely. Thank God for His mercy on us for the change. Fish out the owner at once, there could be more. Use the money to better the life of the poor.

  • kolapo04

    haba Guardiant ? while I detest these flithy thieves trying to run away with ill-gotten monies, I also derest the lazy reporting of this newspaper, by easy reasoning, the sum of 54Biilion Naira through the airport cleaner trolley is just too much, that sum of money in currency notes will fill every tiny space in any standard bedroom, please do your reporting without undue exageration, thank you