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Police evacuates remains of suspected stowaway from MMIA

ANTHONY OMOH
 Men of the Airport Police Command have evacuated the remains of a suspected stowaway discovered in the undercarriage compartment of an Arik Air aircraft – Airbus A 345, Reg CS-TFX at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on March 14, 2015.

The corpse, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, has been deposited at an undisclosed mortuary, following due diligence by the relevant Aviation and Security agencies.

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is currently reviewing footages of the CCTV system and airside security operations with a view to identifying the gaps and personnel failure, if any, in order to take remedial actions.

Arik Aircraft

The Authority had intensified efforts at improving security and safety at both land and airside through the installation of high tech screening machines, CCTV surveillance cameras and patrol teams. 

The Authority is assuring all travelling passengers of safety of lives and property throughout the nation’s airport.

Recall that a teenager Samuel Ogundeyi, suspected to be a stowaway was arrested after discovered in the wheel well compartment of an aircraft operated by Tag Aviation some weeks ago.

It was gathered that the aircraft Ogundeyi was found in was parked in the Execujet hangar at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Lagos.
He was discovered at about 12 noon by the pilots of the aircraft with registration number M-MYNA while carrying out a routine inspection on the aircraft before starting the engine.
The young man in his confessional statement said that he gained access into the hangar through the facility of the , Headquarters, Air Defence Corp of Nigerian Air Force located very close to the Presidential Lounge in the airport on Saturday night with the assistance of a collaborator he described as a brother

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