The man succeeded in gaining access into the tyre compartment of the aircraft which was ready for taxing and hid himself there.
A 25-year-old man has been arrested after he was found hiding under the tyre carriage of a Medview aircraft on a domestic flight at the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2, MMA2 in Lagos.
The unnamed man succeeded in gaining access into the tyre compartment of the aircraft which was ready for taxing and hid himself there.
An inside source said a final inspection round the plane by the pilot led his eagle eye to notice some strange movement and object inside the compartment.
The man was later handed over to the police at the domestic airport where he confessed he had nursed the ambition to carry out the act for two weeks and had been hole up around the airport while perfecting his plan.
The stowaway was said to have confessed that he took the action out of desperation to leave the country in the quest for greener pasture.
When asked how he found his way into the tyre compartment of the aircraft, the man disclosed that he jumped through the fence that demarcated the VIP from the tarmac where the plane was waiting for clearance for takeoff.
A police officer at the domestic wing confirmed the incident but declined to comment further. He said that the stowaway had been handed over to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further questioning.