The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said it has arrested 89 touts over alleged touting at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
FAAN disclosed this on Monday in a statement by it’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu.
TheFact Nigeria noted that the arrests were part of effort to rid the nation’s airports of touting and extortion.
According to Yakubu, “The touts were arrested for various acts of illegality including fake Covid-19 test results, touting, unauthorised entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, public nuisance and arguments, amongst others.
“Some of those arrested are staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, Nahco Plc, and other airport staff,” she said.
She said of the total arrested,”59 were handed over to the airport police command in Abuja for prosecution while 30 were handed over to the police force in Lagos to be prosecuted as well.
“FAAN will like to use this opportunity to warn those that do not have any legitimate business at the airports, as well as airport staff carrying out illegal duties, to desist from such acts, as the Authority will not hesitate to arrest and hand over such individuals for prosecution,” she added.