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  • Updated: January 10, 2022

90 Touts Arrested At Lagos, Abuja Airports — FAAN

90 Touts Arrested At Lagos, Abuja Airports — FAAN

Ninety people have been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by officials of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

In a statement issued by the head of Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu described the suspects who were nabbed for fake COVID-19 test results and other illegal activities as touts carrying out nefarious activities

Yakubu disclosed that the raid was part of FAAN's effort to rid the nation’s airports of “touting and extortion”.

Some of the suspects were apprehended for unauthorized entry, trespass, illegal facilitation, forgery, loitering, theft, and public nuisance.

Staff of Patovilki Nigeria Limited, Lakewood Services, NAHCO Plc, and other airport workers were among the persons arrested.

“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 in Lagos.

“FAAN will not hesitate to arrest and hand over such individuals for prosecution," she warned.

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