Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), steps up efforts to clear aerodromes of touts with arrest of 90 persons.
Written by News Room on January 11, 2022
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), stepped up efforts to clear aerodromes of touts with the arrest of 90 persons over alleged touting and other nefarious conducts at Lagos and Abuja airports.
Among those arrested, according to FAAN, are workers of Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc, Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, and other airport workers.
The authority saddled with management of airports nationwide said 89 out of the 90 culprits had been handed over to the police for prosecution.
The raid is coming after cases of car vandalisation, thefts and extortion were reported at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.
General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, said the touts were arrested for various acts of illegality that include fake COVID-19 test results, touting, unauthorised entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, and environmental nuisance among others.
Yakubu said 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 proper sanction.
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