Cleaner arrested with $271, 135 at Lagos airport

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Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State. source: file copy

Aviation security personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, on Thursday, prevented the trafficking of $271,135 through the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State.

The money 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.

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

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