Immigration suspends officers alleged of aiding traffickers at Lagos Airport
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), yesterday, suspended two of its officers alleged to be aiding human traffickers and trafficking at the busy Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos.
Comptroller General of lmmigration (CGI), Muhammad Babandede, ordered the suspension following the arrest of the two suspects, identified as Araoyinbo Oluwadare and Awosanmi Taiwo Gabriel.
Public Relations Officer of the Service, Sunday James, in a statement, said the suspension was to allow for detailed investigation into the issue, with a view to unravelling their level of culpability and indeed other syndicates involved in the act.
James quoted the CGI as assuring the public of the management’s commitment to the eradication of smuggling of migrants and trafficking of persons in the country.
The two officers deployed to the airport were arrested by Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) for allegedly facilitating six under-aged girls to Oman and Kuwait aboard Ethiopian Airlines.
The immigration officers are currently with the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in persons (NAPTIP) for further investigation.
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