MMIA Aviation security apprehends man with over $200,000 in cash at airport

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria prevented the trafficking of a total sum of 271, 135 American dollars through the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja today.

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Aviation security staff testing out one of the newly installed metal detectors at the airport

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Several reports have revealed that Aviation Security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria prevented the trafficking of a total sum of 271, 135 American dollars through the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja today.

According to a press statement by Onyekwere Nnaekpe on behalf of the general manager, Corporate Affairs‎ at FAAN, "The sum was found on a worker with one of the cleaning contractors at the airport, Mr. Tijani Owolabi, during a pat down at one of the screening points at ‘D’ Finger of the international terminal.

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Some of the foreign currency was found on the person of Mr. Owolabi while the rest was recovered from the sanitary bucket he was trying to pass through screening."

The airport cleaner suspected to be conveying the foreign currency to an accomplice at the sterile area of the terminal, was apprehended by Aviation Security staff on duty and handed over to the appropriate security agencies at the airport for further investigation, Nnaekpe said.

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