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FAAN arrests 90 louts at Lagos, Abuja airports

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)
Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN)

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has arrested over 90 louts as part of its drive to rid the nation’s airports of louts and extortion. 

Out of the 90 arrested at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, 89 of them have been handed over to the police.

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Daily Trust reports that the Federal Government had recently declared war on louts at the airports following outcries over the prevalence of extortion and bribery.

The decision to set up a committee against louts came after a stakeholders’ meeting which involved the office of the Presidential Committee on Ease of Doing Business led by Mrs Jumoke Oduwole.

General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu disclosed that over 90 persons, caught at both the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, carrying out nefarious activities have been arrested.

She said the louts were arrested for various acts of illegality including arranging fake Covid-19 test results, louting, unauthorised entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance & arguments, amongst others.

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.

“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 arrest and hand over such individuals for prosecution,” the statement by Yakubu said.

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