FAAN hands over 90 touts to police in Lagos, Abuja

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says that it has  arrested no fewer than  90 persons  at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, and  the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Mrs Henrietta Yakubu,  the General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, stated this in  a statement in Lagos on Monday.

Yakubu said  that the arrest was part of the agency’s  efforts to rid  the nation’s airports of touting, extortion and other nefarious activities.

She said that the touts were arrested for various acts of illegality including providing fake COVID-19 test results to intending passengers ,touting, unauthorised entry, trespassing, illegal facilitation and forgery.

Others include: loitering, theft, public nuisance and arguments, among others.

Yakubu said that some of those arrested were  staff of Patovilki Nigeria Ltd., Lakewood Services, Nahco Plc, and other airport staff.

“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 command in Lagos for same.

“FAAN uses this opportunity to warn those that do not have any legitimate businesses 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  to law enforcement agencies for prosecution, ” she added. (NAN)