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Airport officials investigate suspected stowaway

Security agencies at the Lagos airport are currently investigating how a middle-aged man found his way into an aircraft belonging to United Nigeria airline.

The middle-aged man was discovered on Sunday morning during a preflight inspection by the airline technical staff.

In a statement, the spokesman for the airline, Mr. Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu described the man as a stowaway, saying he was found in one of its aircraft parked at Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal 2, MMA2.

He said the man who looked unkempt has been arrested and taken in for interrogation.

Mr. Uchegbu said, the aircraft last operated Abuja-Lagos at 7.30pm on September 3, 2022 and was securely parked at the apron following post flight inspection.

”’Aviation Security officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN AVSEC and that of the MM2 are on ground and investigation has opened into the security breach at the terminal”, he said.

The affected aircraft is being screened and prepared for service in accordance with the Airlines strict security and operating standards.

Meanwhile, the development had led to the reschedule of some flights to accommodate the investigations.

Writing by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Chinasa Ossai & Annabel Nwachuwu