A passenger aboard an Aero flight enroute Abuja from Lagos, was caught stealing from another passenger.
A passenger aboard an Aero flight from Lagos to Abuja, Mathew Dennis Ovuironye, was allegedly caught stealing the sum of N350,000 from the luggage of an Austrian national, Novotny Anton, on the same flight.
The 31-year-old Dennis, according to the report, who had the seat number 23C, was spotted by a member of the airline’s cabin crew when he removed the Austrian’s bag from the cockpit and stealthily removed the money.
A fellow passenger who narrated the incident, said the suspect had removed the bag from the cockpit where the Austrian sat, took it to his own seat, giving impression that he was changing his seat and stole a sum of N150, 000 and 500 Euros belonging to the Austrian. when he was caught by a female cabin crew who raised an alarm.
When Dennis wanted to swiftly return the bag to where he stole it from, the lady told him to remain where he was and called other crew members' attention and he was nabbed.
Immediately the plane landed at the Abuja airport, the Austrian couldn’t find his bag and raised alarm, but the cabin crew member told him to check the bag with Dennis.
Dennis however told other passengers that he mistakenly took the bag in question for his own. But when the Austrian realised that the sum of N150, 000 and 500 Euros had been taken from the bag, other angry passengers immediately descended on Dennis stripping him naked. The money was later found on him alongside a wrap of marijuana.